Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities The Wisconsin Energy Institute employs a growing number of undergraduate students, graduate assistants, postdoctoral researchers, and research scientists, all from a wide range of disciplines.

Position Listings

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The WEI Outreach and Event Coordinator will work both independently and collaboratively to create and implement outreach programs and events for a variety of audiences. This position will require a limited amount of state and possibly regional travel, and occasional evening and weekend work.
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An experienced postdoctoral plant researcher is needed in our program on plant improvement for bioenergy and sustainable coproducts development. The candidate will be part of a team transforming plants and utilizing diagnostic analytical methods to delineate plant alterations. Candidates with prior experience in lignin are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have co-authored peer reviewed publications in reputable international journals, will be familiar with plant transformation methods along with instrumental separation (HPLC, GC) and structural analysis methods including NMR and mass spectrometry.
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An experienced postdoctoral synthetic organic chemist needed in our program of creating valuable commodity chemicals from lignin in Biomass. The candidate will be expected to develop syntheses for and synthesize lignin model compounds, evaluate degradative (hydrogenolysis, oxidation, electrochemical) reactions of models and lignins, determine product structure (including from the lignin polymer), etc. Candidates with prior experience in lignin chemistry, or in the synthesis of phenolics, are especially encouraged to apply.
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A postdoctoral research opportunity is available in the Landick lab for a highly motivated, recent PhD scientist interested in synthetic biology, gene regulation, and genome engineering across multiple scales. The research is funded by the DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) and uses multi-pronged biodesign and analysis (computational design, synthetic evolution, HT-sequencing-enabled analyses, chemical genomics, and quantitative proteomics) to create new microbes for synthesis of bioproducts and biofuels.