Transplant Surgery Research Fellow

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Date Posted: March 14, 2019

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 projects related to the immunobiology of deceased organ donation. We are interested in the development and testing of therapeutic strategies for the management of deceased donors with the ultimate objective of improving post-transplant outcomes. We have developed a large animal 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. We are searching for individuals with surgical experience and knowledge in the management of critical care patients. Applicants should be interested in basic science research and must be willing to commit for a minimum of two years to this project. Basic surgical skills required and background experience in basic laboratory techniques preferred. This is an ideal position for an applicant interested in a career in academic surgery. Full-time stipend for this fellowship position will be supported through a National Institute of Health T32 grant and/or institutional funding.

How To Apply

To apply, please provide a curriculum vitae and cover letter detailing your career goals in academic surgery. Trainees must hold an MD or MD/PhD degree and have completed at least two years of surgical training. Only US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply. Our current opening begins July 1, 2019. Interested individuals should contact: Janet Fox (608) 263-9903 or Interested applicants should submit the application documents at their earliest convenience. The full application deadline is May 1st, 2019. However, applications will be accepted and considered on a continuing basis for open postdoctoral positions.

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