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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Location US-WI-Madison
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The Organization

The Morgridge Institute for Research is a private, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving human health through interdisciplinary biomedical research, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Morgridge Institute serves as a collaborative hub for investigators across UW-Madison to work together on fundamental biomedical questions. For more information visit

The Opportunity

The Fan laboratory, a growing research group working on mammalian cell metabolism with an emphasis on cancer metabolism, invites applications for a postdoctoral position. We leverage cutting-edge experimental technologies including LC-MS based metabolomics and computational tools to understand how mammalian cellular metabolism is reprogrammed in response to changes in the environment and cellular state, and how activities in key metabolic pathways can affect cell physiology. We have openings on multiple projects, which include investigating metabolic adaptation in cancer cells to their microenvironment, studying dynamic metabolic regulation in immune cells and metabolic interactions between cancer and immune cells. Considerable latitude will be given for the candidate to develop his/her research depend on the candidate’s experience and interest, as well as the needs of the lab. This position will also provide a unique opportunity to gain experience in a multidisciplinary research environment, access to state-of-the-art resources, and have collaboration within and beyond University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.


Candidates should have a doctoral degree in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, chemistry, biological and chemical engineering, or related field. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable but not required: metabolomics, proteomics or lipidomics, metabolic network analysis, RNA-seq analysis, cell biology studies and CRISPR.

Ideal candidates must be highly motivated and responsible, have ability to work well both independently and within a team, and possess strong written and verbal communication skills.


To Apply:

Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity should submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing their research experience and research interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references to: Jing Fan or


The Morgridge Institute for Research promotes and supports an inclusive and diverse environment.


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