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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 100916-FA
Work type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time, Faculty-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The UW-Madison Division of Geriatrics welcomes applications for a tenure-track research faculty position. The major mission of the successful applicant will be to develop an independently funded research program focused on Biology of Aging. This faculty position will expand, through collaboration, the aging research program within the Division of Geriatrics and complement the existing strengths across various aging research priorities within UW-Madison at large. The division is closely integrated with the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Madison VA Medical Center, and supports the NIH- funded Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC). This 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, the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), and the UW-Madison Basic Science Departments (Biochemistry, Biomolecular Chemistry, Genetics, Nutritional Sciences). Importantly, we seek candidates eager to participate in collaborative and interdisciplinary research and training in aging. Plans to develop possible translational programs are welcome but not essential.

The new faculty member will be responsible for preparing grant applications, presentations, peer-reviewed publications; mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as 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.

Principal Duties:

Lead an independent aging research program, engage in interdisciplinary research, and participate in training and mentoring. Mentor graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Teach graduate level courses in relevant fields. Participate in professional, public, and university service appropriate to the faculty rank.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD or MD/PhD in biological science or related field required, with research focus related to understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of age-related diseases.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of postdoctoral research experience in the field of age-related diseases, with particular focus on understanding the mechanisms that cause age-related diseases and that lead to increased disease vulnerability as a function of age.

Candidates with a strong publication record in mechanisms underlying the hallmarks of aging will be considered. Suitable sub-disciplines related to genetics, gene expression, proteostasis, metabolism, and epigenetics, where there is a direct link to loss of physical function and decline of mobility, are of particular interest to focus areas of osteoporosis, osteopenia, sarcopenia, and Parkinson's disease. Special attention will be given to pre-clinical research programs focused on skeletal, muscular, and bone aging diseases.

Candidates with existing extramural support will receive special attention. Junior and mid-career PIs are encouraged to apply.

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.

Additional Information:

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

The Department of Medicine is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position. Eligibility to legally work in the United States without sponsorship is required by the anticipated start date of the position.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

APRIL 01, 2020


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 22, 2019; however, this position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

To apply for this position, please click "Apply Online" to begin the process. You will be required to upload a letter of interest and your current CV, along with a 2-page research statement to outline possible research directions. This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor.


Sanjay Asthana, MD
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The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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