Opening for Post-Doc


Immune System Regulation - To help initiate a new line of research to explore the effects of mindfulness (meditation) and other activities/stimuli (e.g. exercise, caffeine) on human physiology. We seek to apply emerging and enabling sample preparation and analytical technologies to better understand the role and kinetics of these factors on physiology. 
The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in immunology and experience (and/or interest) in micro scale technology (e.g. microfluidics), mindfulness (meditation), psychology/psychiatry, cell and molecular biology. An initial emphasis will be on measuring the immune response using micro scale functional cell-based assays (e.g. neutrophil migration) in subjects across a range of conditions (e.g. asthmatics) and stimuli (e.g. caffeine, exercise, alcohol, sugar, meditation). The candidate will be expected to work closely and effectively across areas of the MMB lab and in collaboration with researchers in the Center for Healthy Minds (http://www.investigatinghealthyminds.org/) directed by Prof. Richard Davidson.
The MMB lab is a group of approximately 30 scientists, post-docs, graduate students and undergraduates working in a highly collaborative and multi-disciplinary environment to address unmet needs in biological research and clinical medicine. The lab is located within the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research and is physically attached to the UW Hospital. 
Qualified candidates should send a CV, a statement of their interests/qualifications relevant to the position and a list of at least 3 references to Professor David J. Beebe (djbeebe@wisc.edu) and Alice Puchalski (alice.puchalski@wisc.edu). 
 

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Location: Madison, WI
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Contact: Qualified candidates should send a CV, a statement of their interests/qualifications relevant to the position and a list of at least 3 references to Professor David J. Beebe (djbeebe@wisc.edu) and Alice Puchalski (alice.puchalski@wisc.edu). 
 
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