Postdoctoral Fellow - Tenders Global

Postdoctoral Fellow

Medical College of Wisconsin

Position Description:


Seek a highly motivated individual to work on projects involving the membrane trafficking of neurons and pancreatic endocrine cells and related human diseases, including Alzheimer’s and diabetes. The fellow will have ample opportunities to develop multiple research skill sets, creativity, and scientific independence.

Primary Functions                  

  • Independently design and execute complex experiments aligned with ongoing research projects, analyze and present data. 
  • Maintain an organized and up-to-date laboratory notebook and data recorders, adhere to laboratory protocol and existing methodologies, and develop new methods. Make reasonable progress on assigned projects. 

  • Participate in regular one-on-one and lab meetings; communicate research with principal investigators. Timely complete meeting abstracts, grant proposals, and manuscripts as needed. 
  • Participate in and promote collaborations with fellow scientists and principal investigators. Participate in relevant seminars, journal clubs, and annual scientific meetings.

 Knowledge – Skills – Abilities

The individual should be self-motivated, well-organized, and capable of independent work in a laboratory setting. The candidate is expected to bring expertise that will strengthen or compensate for current techniques used in our teams, such as super-resolution imaging, EM tomography, live-cell fluorescence imaging, patch-clamp, primary islet-cell or neuronal cultures, optogenetics, molecular biology, and mouse disease models. Connected with this expertise should be relevant knowledge associated with intracellular trafficking (e.g., exocytosis, endocytosis, autophagy), actin dynamics, insulin secretion, synaptic transmission, diabetes, or neurodegenerative diseases. Excellent communication skills (oral, writing, and data presentation to team members and collaborators) are mandatory. Self-motivation and the ability to think/work independently are crucial. Preferably, the individual will also be willing to mentor graduate students.

Preferred Schedule:

M-F  8:00 – 5:00

Position Requirements:

Minimum Required Education:               PhD or equivalent

Minimum Required Experience:              Prior experience in cell biology, neurobiology, or related fields preferred.

Preferred Education:                              PhD in cell biology, neurobiology

Preferred Experience:                            Prior experience on projects involving islet beta cells, actin dynamics, autophagy, and diabetes; or tasks associated with axon/synaptopathy, neurodegeneration; or with expertise in patch-clamp recordings or super-resolution imaging; or with excellent publications on related fields.

Field:                                                    cell biology, neurobiology

MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination

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