Dr. Gundry welcomes trainees 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 - Pluripotent Stem Cell Biologist

Posted September 27, 2017

We are looking for strongly self-motivated, independent, and ambitious scientists with critical thinking ability. The current position seeks a full-time research staff scientist (MS or PhD level considered) with human pluripotent stem cell culturing and differentiation experience. Duties of the position include stem cell culturing, processing human tissues for downstream analyses, pursuing independent research projects, and assisting team members with experiments related to stem cell culturing, cardiomyocyte differentiation, and primary isolated cardiac myocytes and fibroblasts. Previous experience in human pluripotent stem cell biology is required. 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.


Post Doctoral Researchers & Research Associates - Mass Spectrometry of Cell Surface Glycoproteins in Stem Cell Differentiation and Heart Disease

Posted September 27, 2017
 

The Gundry Laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry at the Medical College of Wisconsin is seeking PhD-level researchers to investigate cell surface glycoproteins in stem cell differentiation and heart disease. The laboratory uses state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and bioinformatic methods to study cell surface glycoproteins for the purpose of developing new reagents for immunophenotyping, immunotherapy, and targeted drug delivery. The candidates will develop hands-on experience in state-of-the-art mass spectrometry analysis of peptides and proteins, quantitative mass spectrometry, top-down proteomics, flow cytometry, antibody development, and immunotherapy design, among others.

Qualifications:  We are looking for strongly self-motivated, independent, and ambitious scientists with critical thinking ability. Strong candidates will have published at least one first-author manuscript. Previous experience with mass spectrometry is strongly valued, but not required. The preferred candidate will have experience in mammalian cell culture, cell biology, and biochemistry. Experience in any of the following are also highly desired, but not required: pluripotent stem cell biology, stem cell differentiation, cardiomyocyte biology, cancer, mass spectrometry, proteomics, immunotherapy, antibody development, immunofluorescence imaging, and flow cytometry. Strong organizational and communication skills, creativity in methodological development, and understanding of basic experimental design and statistical analyses are required for this position.

Duration and Benefits:  Positions are open immediately and the initial appointment is for 2 years and may be renewed depending on funding availability and satisfactory performance. Beyond a very competitive salary, benefits including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending account, dependent care assistance, voluntary 403b plan.

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 mcw.edu).


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.