University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 86586



Working Title:
Research Faculty
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Ph.D. or MD/PhD; biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, or molecular studies.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of experience as a postdoctoral fellow working in the field of Biology of Aging or disease vulnerability as a function of age. Expertise within age-related sub-disciplines such as metabolism, proteostasis, epigenetics, or senescence is highly welcome. Applications from individuals with a background in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, or molecular studies will be prioritized. Candidates must be engaged in mechanistic research and those with existing extramural support will receive special attention. Candidates for associate professor or professor rank must meet criteria for appointment at that rank per UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines for appointment and promotion on the tenure track.
Principal duties:
The major mission of the successful applicant will be to develop an independently funded, collaborative research program in Biology of Aging /Geroscience that complements the existing strengths in aging research programs within the Division of Geriatrics and UW-Madison at large. The UW geriatrics division is nationally renowned for its extensive expertise and research programs in aging and dementia research. The division supports an NIH-funded Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) and is closely integrated with the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Madison VA Medical Center. The present position includes a GRECC appointment, which will provide salary support and access to research funding and resources of both the US Department of Veterans Affairs and Madison VAMC. In addition to research, the new faculty member is expected to collaborate with faculty across the Department of Medicine and UW, and to participate in interdisciplinary research and training in aging. Plans to develop possible translational programs are welcome but not essential. The new faculty member will largely be responsible for preparing grant applications, presentations, peer-reviewed publications; mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and sharing responsibility to teach graduate level courses in relevant fields. The successful candidate will also participate in professional, public, and university service appropriate to the faculty rank.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

  Employee Class:
Full Time Salary Rate:Negotiable
ANNUAL (12 months)
Appointment percent:50% - 100%
Anticipated begin date:JANUARY 01, 2017
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: DECEMBER 15, 2016
Apply to Eva Gray with letter of interest and CV.
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Donna Cole
Phone: 608-265-3015
2870 University Ave   
Fax: N/A
106 University Ave 2870   
Madison, WI 53705-3611   
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