As an independent research organization, the Morgridge Institute for Research explores uncharted scientific territory to discover tomorrow’s cures. In affiliation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we support researchers who take a fearless approach to advancing human health in emerging fields such as regenerative biology, metabolism, virology and medical engineering. Through public programming, we work to inspire scientific curiosity in everyday life.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher with a joint appointment at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. This multidisciplinary project is at the interface of cancer immunology (Dr. Paul Sondel’s lab, https://www.pediatrics.wisc.edu/research/research-groups/sondel) and cancer imaging (Dr. Melissa Skala’s lab, https://morgridge.org/skala). The objective of this research project is to develop novel cancer immunotherapies, and monitor immune-tumor cell interactions using optical microscopy. Measurements of tumor response to immunocytokines and radiation will be made in mouse models of cancer using in vivo microscopy, flow cytometry, and immunohistochemistry. Translational studies in human samples will provide preliminary data to motivate clinical trials of new immunotherapies. The Postdoctoral Researcher will work in collaboration with engineers, clinicians, and biologists/immunologists. The applicant will have access to state-of-the-art resources in cancer immunology and biomedical microscopy; and opportunities to develop skills in single cell analysis, cancer metabolism, and translational cancer research. This position will also provide a unique opportunity to gain experience in a multidisciplinary research environment.
Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in an appropriate field of engineering, the physical sciences, or biology. The applicant must be a capable experimentalist and have a desire to learn single cell analysis and new microscopy techniques. Previous experience in immunology and/or cancer research is particularly helpful. Excellent organizational and communication skills are a must.
Interested candidates must submit a cirriculum vitae, list of three references and a one page statement of research interests as one file using the link below.