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A postdoctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Professor Sean Palecek at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  The Palecek lab broadly focuses on aspects of stem cell engineering and biomanufacturing including development of new protocols to differentiate human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) to various cell and tissue types, building hPSC-derived models of human development and disease, and manufacturing hPSC-derived cells for regenerative medicine applications.  This particular postdoctoral position is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is focused on monitoring and enhancing hPSC-derived cardiomyocyte maturation phenotypes.  Multi-omic analysis of metabolic states will be used to assess changes in metabolic phenotypes of hPSC-derived cardiomyocytes during differentiation and maturation, and exogenous modulation of metabolic pathways will be tested as a means to enhance cardiomyocyte maturation during biomanufacturing.

Candidates are expected to have a strong background in mammalian cell culture.  Experience with -omics technologies and bioinformatics is highly desired.  Candidates are expected to have received a Ph.D. in an engineering or biomedical science discipline, with publications in well-recognized scientific journals.  The position is available immediately. 

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity employer and the Palecek lab is committed to advancing diversity.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.   We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university and laboratory communities. 

Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and list of at least three references to Sean Palecek (