Postdoctoral Positions in Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Computation & Informatics in Biology & Medicine Training Program
Wisconsin Madison


The Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine (CIBM) Training Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has postdoctoral traineeship openings for researchers wishing to solve biomedical problems requiring strengths in both computational and biomedical sciences ( The focus of the CIBM Program encompasses translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, health / clinical informatics and oral health informatics. The CIBM postdoctoral traineeships, funded by the NLM Grant 5T15LM007359, are designed for cross-disciplinary training. The 54 CIBM faculty span 14 different departments and five colleges at UW-Madison and include several faculty at the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation (located about 100 miles north of Madison).

The biomedical sciences are being radically transformed by advances in our ability to monitor, record, store, integrate and analyze information characterizing human biology and health at scales that range from individual molecules to large populations of subjects. This wealth of information has the potential to substantially advance both our understanding of human biology and our ability to improve human health through smarter methods for risk assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment planning. The mission of the Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine (CIBM) training program is to educate and mentor the next generation of leaders in biomedical informatics research. Our program is designed to equip and mentor pre- and postdoctoral trainees to develop novel, state-of-the-art computational methods for advancing biomedicine.

The CIBM training program is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin (UW) and the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation (MCRF). It was originally focused on novel bioinformatics algorithms in application areas ranging from the molecular to organismal levels. However, during the past ten years, we have substantially broadened our program by adding a strong translational medicine component. The focus of our program for the next five-year period will encompass translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, and health/clinical informatics. The organizations involved in CIBM are exceptionally strong. UW has a total externally funded research portfolio of $1B/year and is a leading research university. A good fraction of this research is in the biomedical sciences and related areas.

The postdoctoral trainees must be U.S. citizens or hold Permanent Resident status. For more information about the positions and application materials, please contact Louise Pape at or call 608-265-7935.


Candidates should possess a Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., or comparable doctoral degree, with demonstrated strength in biomedical informatics. All supported trainees must be permanent residents or U.S. citizens.

Start date

To be determined

How to Apply

Please email or call for information and application forms.


Louise Pape