Postdoctoral Fellow - #9820667

Medical College of Wisconsin

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Milwaukee, WI
Contract type: Full time

Postdoctoral Fellow

    Requisition ID #: 33976 Job Category: Research Employment Type: Full Time Experience Level: Postdoctoral
    City, State: Milwaukee, WI Work Location: Translational and Biomedical Research Center Department: Pathology Education: Doctorate Degree

Position Description:

Open Postdoc Position in Cancer Biology/Tumor Immunology: Milwaukee

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Dev Karan, in the Department of Pathology conducting research on projects in the areas of molecular biology of cancer. Our laboratory has multiple exciting directions related to tumor immunology, immunotherapy, and molecular characterization of cancer cell biology with an emphasis to understand the therapeutic targeting of cancer.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and or M.D. in the areas of cancer biology, molecular/cell biology, or other related fields of biomedical sciences and should be self-motivated, able to design and conduct experiments, prepare and present their work at meetings, and write scientific manuscripts. Research specific skills include but are not limited to cell and molecular biology techniques, and immunological assays. Prior experience in the areas of tumor immunology/immunotherapy with live animals or experience in mouse models related to prostate and/or breast cancer is a plus. The applicant is required to conduct research activities lawfully and ethically by consistently adhering to compliance policies, procedures, and regulations, as well as to train students/ technologists when necessary.

Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and three references to Dr. Dev Karan ([email protected]), Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Characteristics of a postdoctoral appointment:

It is expected that postdocs at MCW, with the assistance of their supervisor, will:

  • Transition to career independence through the development of professional skills that enable the postdoc to actively pursue a career of his/her own choosing.
  • Establish an individual development plan (IDP) that incorporates equally the postdoc's career and training goals and the mentor's research goals.
  • Pursue basic, clinical, or translational projects so long as effort is focused primarily on research.
  • Publish results of the postdoc's research and scholarship during their appointment.
  • The postdoctoral appointment is temporary by nature, the aggregate amount of time spent as a postdoc is recommended to not exceed five years (not including family medical leave or maternity/paternity leave).
  • As postdocs are important members of the host institution's community, appropriate levels of compensation, health care, and other benefits commensurate with their essential status should be afforded, independent of the postdoc's source of funding.

Primary Functions

  • Participate in discovery projects.
  • Coordinate research study activities; lead and manage projects.
  • Oversee organization, synthesis and analysis of data and findings.
  • Prepare scientific reports, outcome findings and scientific manuscripts.
  • Participate in meetings with principle investigator and research staff in which you will evaluate/interpret the validity of data, develop methodologies, and design and evaluate lab procedures.
  • Maintain supplies, may require negotiation with vendors, and track purchase orders.
  • May oversee the work of laboratory personnel including training and development as well as daily work direction, delegation and establishing priorities.

Knowledge – Skills – Abilities

Required knowledge: biology, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, documentation, records management, data utilization, complex problem solving, critical thinking, resource management, and writing skills

Skills and abilities: This will vary based on the hiring manager’s preferences and should include things that can be learned or trained for.

Preferred Schedule:

Position Requirements:


Minimum education: PhD in a scientific field or MD

Minimum experience: None

Field: Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Cancer Research, Tumor Immunology

Why MCW?

  • Outstanding Healthcare Coverage, including but not limited to Health, Vision, and Dental. Along with Flexible Spending options
  • 403B Retirement Package
  • Competitive Vacation and Paid Holidays offered
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Pet Insurance
  • On campus Fitness Facility, offering onsite classes.
  • Additional discounted rates on items such as: Select cell phone plans, local fitness facilities, Milwaukee recreation and entertainment etc.

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Eastern Wisconsin is a vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. MCW is intent on attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce and faculty body that reflects the community we serve. We value diversity of backgrounds, experience, thought, and perspectives to advance excellence in science and medicine. MCW is a welcoming campus community with a strong culture of collaboration, partnership, and engagement with our surrounding community. For more information, please visit our institutional website at

MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the MCW community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.


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