Postdoctoral Research Associate – Skala Lab Instrumentation

The Organization

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.

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 imaging and image analysis techniques to monitor biological samples. Measurements will be made in human tissues, animal models, and in patient-derived 3D cultures (“organoids”). The Postdoctoral Researcher will work with novel optical instrumentation including optical coherence tomography, multiphoton microscopy, and fluorescence lifetime imaging 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 photonics techniques including high-throughput microscopy. The applicant will also be expected to develop algorithms for quantitative image analysis. These technologies will be applied to studies of cancer, immunology, and ophthalmology. This position will provide a unique opportunity to gain experience in a multidisciplinary research environment.


Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in an appropriate field of engineering or physics. The applicant must be a capable experimentalist with experience in optics and/or microscopy. Some experience with biological samples is desirable. Excellent organizational and communication skills are necessary. 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 via the link below.

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