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Postdoctoral Research Associate – Biomedical Engineering

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 Opportunity:

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The objective of this research project is to develop and apply optical microscopy and analysis techniques to quantitatively monitor metabolic and structural changes in cancer that predict drug response. Measurements will be made in mouse models of cancer in vivo, and in human patient samples maintained in 3D cultures (“organoids”). The Postdoctoral Researcher will work with multiphoton and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy in collaboration with engineers, clinicians, and biologists. The applicant will have access to state-of-the-art resources in biomedical photonics, and opportunities to develop other photonics techniques including high-throughput microscopy, optical coherence tomography, and spectral imaging. This position will also provide a unique opportunity to gain experience in a multidisciplinary research environment.

Successful candidates will join an experienced, diverse, and growing multidisciplinary group focused on the goal of understanding human biology.


Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in an appropriate field of engineering, the physical sciences, or biology (with quantitative expertise). The applicant must be a capable experimentalist and have experience with microscopy and biological samples. Previous experience in fluorescence microscopy and/or cell culture and small animal studies is particularly helpful. Excellent organizational and communication skills are a must. The initial appointment will be for a one-year period, with possibility of extension.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vita, a list of three references and a one-page statement of research interests to:

Melissa Skala, PhD

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Investigator, Morgridge Institute for Research
University of Wisconsin, Madison