Research fellow in Transplantation

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation
Date Posted: March 29, 2018

The laboratory of Dr. Luis Fernandez at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a research fellow for a 2-year period to work in a lab focusing on the immunobiology of deceased organ donation and novel methods of organ preservation We are interested in the development and testing of therapeutic strategies for the management of brain-dead donors with the ultimate objective of improving post-transplant outcomes. For this purpose, we have developed a non-human primate model of organ donation and transplantation that closely resembles the human scenario. Potential fellows will be trained to work with experimental animals with emphasis on management of the brain-dead donor, organ procurement, transplantation and post-operative care of transplanted animals. Physiologic and molecular work will also be required. We are searching for individuals with surgical experience and knowledge in the management of critical care patients. As stated above, applicants should be interested in basic science research and must be willing to commit for a minimum of two years to this project. Background experience in basic laboratory techniques preferred (but not necessary). This is an ideal position for an applicant interested in a career in academic surgery. Full-time stipend for this position are supported through institutional funding and applicant may be eligible to compete for a National Institute of Health T32 grant. Position start date is July 1st, 2018. Applicants must have an MD or equivalent degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. They must be a current resident at an ACGME approved residency program. Because of potential for NIH funding, candidates must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents to apply.

How To Apply

To apply, please provide a CV and cover letter detailing your career goals in academic surgery. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with a deadline of 5/1/2017. Interested individuals should contact: Janet Fox.

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