job announcement

Mayer, Alan amayer at
Tue Feb 10 15:45:57 EST 2004

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Medical College of Wisconsin) Available July 
1, 2004.  

Study organogenesis of the intestine utilizing the zebrafish for 
classical genetic analysis. Projects will consist of positional 
cloning of genes essential for the morphogenesis of intestinal villi, 
followed by molecular and embryological analysis to dissect 
developmental pathways.  The primary mission of the lab is to address 
basic questions in organ development with potential applications to 
treating digestive organ failure in children.  The lab is in the 
Department of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology Division) and is closely 
affiliated with the Department of Cell Biology and the Human 
Molecular Genetics Center, with many opportunities for academic 
interaction.  We have a new 3000-tank AHAB fish facility adjacent to 
the laboratory, genomic and informatics infrastructure, and unique 
mutants with mapped loci ready for cloning.   (for example see  

We are seeking talented, highly motivated individuals with a doctoral 
degree in a basic biological science, a track record of productivity 
in graduate school, strong references and a passion for developmetal 
biology.  Evidence of scientific talent and genuine enthusiasm will 
outweigh experience with particular techniques.   

We offer a very competetive compensation package including health, 
dental, and group term life insurance; supplemental retirement 
program; paid vacation, sick and holiday time; academic development 
funds; free campus parking. Milwaukee is an affordable lakeshore 
community of 1.5 million with top-ranked public schools, great 
neighborhoods, many cultural opportunities, and is located only 90 
miles north of Chicago.  The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is a 
private academic institution dedicated to leadership and excellence 
in education, research, patient care and service.   

Visit the MCW website to learn more about the 
Medical College of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Regional Medical 
Center (MRMC), a medical campus that includes the College, its 
teaching hospitals and other health care institutions.  

To apply for this position, e-mail a letter describing your 
professional goals, CV and contact info for 3 references to: 
amayer at  

Alan N. Mayer, M.D., Ph.D.
Departments of Pediatrics and Cell Biology
Medical College of Wisconsin

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