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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 mcw.edu).


Post-Doctoral Researcher - Cell Surface Glycoproteomics

Posted October 6, 2018

The Gundry Laboratory is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to investigate cell surface glycoproteins on human primary cells. Researchers will develop hands-on experience in cell surface glycoproteomics, bioinformatics, cell culture, and various types of biochemical assays. 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 and targeted drug delivery. Excellent analytical infrastructure with state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and software are in place, and include a Thermo Q Exactive and Thermo Orbitrap Fusion Lumos.

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 required. Experience in any of the following are also highly desired, but not required: tissue dissociation, cell culture, transcriptomics, 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. 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 mcw.edu).


Staff Scientist - Metabolomics

Posted October 6, 2018

The Center for Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is seeking an experienced Research Scientist (MS or PhD level) with experience in metabolmics. The MS Center applies state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and bioinformatic methods to assist researchers at MCW with proteomic, glycoproteomic, glycomic, and metabolomics studies. The Center operates with a flexible model, where advanced analyses are pursued collaboratively, and simple workflows are pursued as fee-for-service. The Research Scientist will be responsible for completing collaborative and fee-for-service projects related to metabolomics. Previous experience in targeted metabolomics is required, including understanding of basic cellular metabolic pathways (glycolysis, TCA cycle, oxidative phosphorylation) and how metabolomics data are interpreted within the context of complex biological questions. Instrumentation and software available in the MS Center include: Thermo Orbitrap Fusion Lumos, Thermo LTQ Orbitrap Velos, Agilent QqQ, Agilent Q-TOF, ProteomeDiscoverer, Skyline, ProSight, Byonic, Metaboanalyst, and KNIME analytics platform. To learn more about the Center, visit www.mcwmscenter.com.

Qualifications: We are looking for strongly self-motivated, independent, and ambitious scientists with critical thinking ability. At least three years of previous mass spectrometry experience beyond the terminal degree is required for this position, including operation and maintenance of modern instrumentation and data interpretation. Strong organizational and communication skills, creativity in methodological development, understanding of basic experimental design and statistical analyses, and familiarity with fundamental cellular metabolic networks are required for this position.

Benefits: Beyond a very competitive salary, benefits including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending account, dependent care assistance, employer contributions to 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 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.