Position for a postdoctoral fellow in the Engin Lab, at University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine Department of Biomolecular Chemistry



Research in the Engin Lab, at University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, is at the interface of endoplasmic reticulum stress, autoimmunity and immunology. We thrive to understand how stressed pancreatic beta cells and immune cells communicate during the progression of autoimmune diabetes, and how immunometabolic pathways and organelle homeostasis contribute to the autoimmunity. The highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment of our group provides unique career development opportunities for the postdoc trainees. Please refer to our representative publications for details: Engin et al., Sci. Transl. Med. 2013, Engin et al., Sci. Rep. 2014.


• Recent Ph.D. with a strong background in the field of immunology and/or cell biology.

• Research experience in areas useful to studies of cell signaling, adaptive immunity, T cell biology, inflammation, and autoimmunity.

• Basic understanding of and experience with molecular biology and immunology related assays.

• Ability to work with mice.

• Ability to learn and develop new techniques, whenever necessary.

• Strong evidence of scientific accomplishment.

Job Duties

The candidate can either lead promising ongoing projects, or initiate and develop independent research projects within the broad realm of stress, immunology and diabetes. Candidate will receive active feedback and guidance in experimental planning, data presentation, manuscript writing, and development of grant proposals, as applicable. Additional responsibilities include: maintaining laboratory records, supervising students, and training laboratory staff in techniques and protocols.


Candidates with outstanding oral and written communication skills, and strong relevant experience are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter with a short description of potential areas and projects, current CV, and three references to Dr. Feyza Engin (fengin@wisc.edu). A competitive stipend and excellent benefits will be provided for this position.


For more information, please visit our website: https://bmolchem.wisc.edu/engin.htm