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

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.