Dr. Gundry welcomes scientists interested in studying in the areas of stem cell biology, membrane protein biology, heart disease, mass spectrometry, and proteomics. We are always open to considering applications from highly motivated and creative scientists!

Research Associate - Cell Biologist

Posted September 1, 2018

The Gundry laboratory is looking for a strongly self-motivated, independent, and ambitious scientist with critical thinking ability. The current position seeks a full-time research staff scientist (MS or PhD level considered) with extensive cell biology experience. Duties of the position include pursuing independent research projects and overseeing team members regarding experiments related to pluripotent stem cell culturing, cardiomyocyte differentiation, knockout/overexpression studies, and antibody validation. Previous experience in human pluripotent stem cell biology is strongly preferred, but not required, especially if an applicant has extensive experience in cell culture and molecular biology. Other desirable skills include flow cytometry, qRT-PCR, confocal microscopy, primary cell isolation, antibody validation, transfection and protein over-expression and CRISPR technologies. Strong organizational and communication skills, creativity in methodological development, and understanding of basic experimental design and statistical analyses are required for this position. Applicants should email cover letter and CV to Dr. Rebekah Gundry (rgundry at

Senior Research Scientist - Cell Surface Proteomics

Posted October 6, 2018

The Gundry Laboratory is seeking a Senior Research Scientist who will be responsible for method development and applications related to cell surface proteomics. The Gundry laboratory uses state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and bioinformatic methods to study cell surface glycoproteins and glycans for the purpose of developing new reagents for immunophenotyping, immunotherapy, and targeted drug delivery. Excellent analytical infrastructure with state-of-the-art mass spectrometry (Q Exactive, FusionLumos) and software are in place. To learn more about our research, visit


·Conduct research related to cell surface proteomic and glycoproteomic method development, including the implementation of automation for sample processing.
· Design and execute experiments related to discovery and validation of cell-type specific targets.
· Manage collaborative projects between our laboratory and other academic and industrial partners. This includes management of the project progress and preparation of summary reports.
· Act as a leader from the bench, driving research programs, strategies, and ideas to completion.
· Attend scientific conferences and present results as talks and posters.
· Summarize relevant research findings in publications.



· Strongly self-motivated, independent, and ambitious scientist with critical thinking ability.
· Very strong organizational and communication skills, creativity in methodological development, and understanding of basic experimental design and statistical analyses.
· PhD in a relevant area of cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, analytical chemistry, etc.
· 3-5 years’ experience in proteomics and LC-MS based mass spectrometry.
· 1-2 years’ experience in mass spectrometry project management.

Highly Desired, but not required:
· Experience in cell surface or membrane proteomics.
· Experience in targeted peptide quantitation, analysis in Skyline.
· Experience in coding (python, R) and other relevant bioinformatic experience (Shiny apps, SQL).
· Experience in mammalian cell culture, immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry

Benefits: Beyond a very competitive salary, benefits including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending account, dependent care assistance, 403b plan. Milwaukee is a vibrant community on Lake Michigan with a very affordable cost-of-living.

To Apply:  Send 1) a cover letter that describes your interest in the position, your career goals, and details your work and educational experience most relevant to the position, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for 3 references to Dr. Rebekah Gundry (rgundry at

Graduate and Medical Students

We accept PhD students from the Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences and MD/PhD students from the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Medical students interested in summer research opportunities are also encouraged to apply.

Undergraduate Students Summer Students ● Interns

We are committed to providing valuable research experiences to undergraduate students. We encourage interested students to apply to our laboratory via one of these mechanisms, both of which are targeted at students who are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university who intend to pursue scientific-based graduate or medical studies.

MCW SPUR - Summer Program in Undergraduate Research

This program is designed as a full-time, 10-week research program during the summer months. Participants receive a modest stipend and the program is highly competitive.

MCW PURE - Program for Undergraduate Research

Participation in PURE is intended for local students who are able to commute to the MCW campus during the academic year. Positions are available in the fall and spring (part-time hours) and the month of January (full-time hours). Interns are required to dedicate a minimum of 8 hours per week to the lab for the duration of their internship.