Training and Career Opportunities

Course Listings

The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a broad range of courses that cover various aspects of immunology.  Courses range from introductory courses covering some aspect of immunology as a part of a larger course to graduate level courses focused exclusively on advanced concepts and current topics in immunology.  Below is a list of courses that have been offered at the University of Wisconsin-Madison over the past 5 years.  To view a list of currently available courses please see the University of Wisconsin-Madison Course Search.

UW-Madison Immunology-Focused Course List

Graduate Students

There are a broad range of graduate programs under the umbrella of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School. Although there is not currently a stand-alone graduate immunology program, investigators in the Program in Immunology participate in a variety of these graduate programs on campus, and many participate as trainers in multiple programs, including some not listed on this site. Each graduate training program has unique admission criteria, graduation requirements, foci of graduate training and in some cases NIH supported T32 fellowships. For more information on each of the graduate programs with immunology focused training please use the following links:

Cancer Biology Graduate Program

Cell and Molecular Pathology Graduate Program

Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

Graduate Program in Cell and Molecular Biology

Microbiology Doctoral Training Program

ICTR Graduate Program in Clinical Investigation


Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdocs are an important part of the research community at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and are supported through the Office of Postdoctoral Studies.  There is a robust community of postdocs on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus engaged in immunology focused training.  There are also NIH T32 training opportunities available or some postdoctoral fellows on campus.  For interested applicants please contact principal investigators directly or follow this link for a list of currently available positions.

Current Listings:

  • A postdoc position is available in the Engin lab. The lab aims to understand the mechanisms of pancreatic beta cell dysfunction and death in type 1 diabetes, with focus on stress, beta cell-immune cell crosstalk and other mechanisms that may contribute to beta cell death.
    • To apply, please send a current CV, a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Feyza Engin at

Faculty Positions

While hiring is done on an independent basis by individual departments, as a public research institution all potential faculty positions must be publicly advertised.  Most available positions are advertised on standard sites but for a list of current immunology related faculty searches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison visit the online job directory.