Please contact LOCI Director Kevin Eliceiri for any general LOCI employment inquiries.
LOCI Collaborator Melissa Skala is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work in her laboratory
at the Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The objective of this research project
is to develop and apply optical microscopy and analysis techniques to quantitatively monitor metabolic and
structural changes in cancer that predict drug response. Measurements will be made in mouse
models of cancer in vivo, and in human patient samples maintained in 3D cultures (“organoids”).
The Postdoctoral Researcher will work with multiphoton and fluorescence lifetime imaging
microscopy 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 other
photonics techniques including high-throughput microscopy, optical coherence tomography, and
spectral imaging. This position will also provide a unique opportunity to gain experience in a
multidisciplinary research environment.
Qualifications of applicant:
Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in an appropriate field of engineering, the physical
sciences, or biology (with quantitative expertise). The applicant must be a capable experimentalist
and have experience with microscopy and biological samples. Previous experience in
fluorescence microscopy and/or cell culture and small animal studies is particularly helpful.
Excellent organizational and communication skills are a must. The initial appointment will be for
a one-year period, with possibility of extension.
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vita, a list of three references and a one-page
statement of research interests to:
Melissa Skala, PhD
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Investigator, Morgridge Institute for Research
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Potential Start Date: April 1, 2017 Close Date: Until filled