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Postdoctoral Fellow
Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Date Posted 08/29/2016
Salary -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title:   Postdoctoral Fellow

Department:    Anesthesiology

Division:           Research

Location:          Medical Education Building

Workweek:      40 hours / week





Reports to:  Zeljko J. Bosnjak, PhD

Directly Supervises:  None




Under principal investigator’s supervision, fellow will use fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures to study diabetes and attenuated cardioprotection using a human-induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes model. Project is NIH funded. In addition, the fellow will perform complex scientific research to reprogram into induced pluripotent stem cells, histology, confocal, real time RT-PCR, and microRNAs.




  1. Work under the mentorship of the principal investigator to develop research projects consistent with the aims of the research program.  This would require a thorough investigation of background information pertinent to the research program and an ability to understand the theoretical basis of the work being performed.


  2. Design and execute laboratory experiments specific to the aims of research.


  1. Troubleshoot assays and customize experimental tools to answer research questions.


  1. Coordinate external and internal resources necessary for completion of research plan. 


  1. Generate clear, complete, and timely records of experimental work.


  1. Participate in meetings with principal investigator and research staff to evaluate and interpret the validity of data, develop methodologies, and assess lab procedures. 


  1. Communicate results of research at meetings and actively participate in publication of results.


  1. Attend pertinent research seminars and investigate new research articles at the request of principal investigator and on own volition.




Perform other duties as assigned.





Education:                     MD and/or PhD in cell biology or related field.                                                         


Experience:                   Standard tissue culture, animal surgery, and track record of publications required. Strong background and experimental skills in stem cell biology, molecular biology, cell biology, and/or developmental biology are essential.                                                             


Certifications/Licenses: Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) or similar Human Research

                                         Protections Certification





Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to work independently or in collaboration are essential.  Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and attentiveness to detail required. Ability to develop and follow research science methodology and protocol.  Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise and willingness to learn new techniques are essential. Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures. Ability to design, organize, and coordinate scientific research projects. 



Medical College of Wisconsin offers excellent benefits including Vacation, Holidays, Sick Leave, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, and more. 








The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements.  Scheduling flexibility is required to accommodate changing business needs.




Preferred Schedule: 


Position Requirements: 


About MCW 
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is one of the largest healthcare employers in Wisconsin. We have a long-standing reputation of providing outstanding medical and graduate education, conducting cutting-edge biomedical research, providing innovative and compassionate patient care, and improving the health of the communities we serve.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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