University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine Research Intern in Stem Cell and Developmental Biology (application deadline 4/26/24)

3 April 2024

This opportunity is brought to you by a Carleton alumnus, Chris Jabbarpour ’20. You are welcome to reach out to Chris at with any questions about the organization or position prior to applying.

Department: Comparative Biosciences

Position Requirements:

This is a full-time position for a research intern with a minimum 1-year commitment in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Lipinski of the UW-Madison Department of Comparative Biosciences. 

The Lipinski lab’s research is dedicated to understanding how genetic and environmental influences interact in causing common human birth defects, like clefts of the lip and palate. Work currently focuses on understanding the role of DNA methylation in orofacial clefting. Following training the successful candidate will be responsible for conducting animal experiments, tissue dissection and imaging, DNA and RNA extractions for sequencing, and molecular analyses, including qPCR, IHC, and electrophoresis.

The successful candidate will also engage with Dr. Lipinski and his research team in planning experiments, analyzing and interpreting data, and preparation of research manuscripts. While most work is conducted during typical weekday hours, occasional night or weekend work is likely. Preference will be given to highly motivated and intellectually curious applicants who are eager to take ownership of their work.

Position Duties:

  1. Mouse colony husbandry, maintenance, and genotyping
  2. Conducting mouse dietary and chemical exposure trials.
  3. Mouse tissue dissection and imaging.
  4. Cellular and molecular assays like in situ hybridization, real-time PCR, methylome and transcriptome sequencing analysis, modified CRISPR/cas9, and immunohistochemistry.
  5. Conducting literature searches and coordinating with research collaborators.