Office of Research & Development

WOC Position Announcements

IMPORTANT: These are Without Compensation Positions. There is no salary for these positions, and there is no plan for future employment at the VA. Individuals in these positions will need to complete a full background check with the VA.

See also: Without Compensation Employee Checklist

(2/7/2017)

Location: William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI

Description: Research Associate

Qualifications/expectations: This is a part time WOC appointment for work in a research laboratory focused on diabetes research. The applicant must have technical skills including the following: PCR genotyping, pancreatic islet isolations, RNA and protein preparation, tissue culture and transfection. Applicant must have knowledge about pancreatic beta cell biology, mouse models of diabetes, and transcriptional regulation of cell growth and survival.

Contact information: Judy Aughey, Judith.aughey@va.gov



(2/2/2017)

Location: William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI

Description: Research Associate

Qualifications/expectations: Primary duty will be to perform microsurgery, in particular renal transplant, using Brown Norway or Fisher rats as donors and Lewis rats as recipients. Associated with doing the surgery will be monitoring the animals' health before and after surgery, giving anesthetics and analgesics as needed, giving experimental drugs as needed. He will work with three PIs, Dr. Arjang Djamali, Dr. Sarah Panzer and Dr. Robert Redfield and their staff in these experiments. Excellent record keeping on each animal is crucial.

Contact information: Judy Aughey, Judith.aughey@va.gov



(1/16/2017)

Location: Northport VAMC, Northport NY

Description: Research Associate

Qualifications/expectations: This posting is for a Research Associate to assist in the conduct of translational studies conducted by the Hamik laboratory, including studies where peripheral blood and skeletal muscle samples are collected from human volunteers. The candidate will participate in translational research by collecting and processing biological samples from human patients. The candidate will work with a study coordinator to ensure that scheduled visits for the study are an organized and pleasant experience for the patient-volunteer; will work with the study coordinator and supervising faculty to ensure proper collection of biological samples; and will have primary responsibility for proper processing of the biological samples collected. Studies will be conducted at the Northport VAMC. Collection and initial processing of the samples will occur at the VA, and the candidate will then be responsible for transport of the samples back to the affiliate for further processing.

Contact information: Christine Spiller; Christine.spiller@va.gov



(12/21/2016)

Location: William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI

Description: Research Scientist

Qualifications/expectations: This is a posting for a Scientist to work on pancreatic beta cell research. Qualified candidates must have a PhD in biological sciences with at least 2 years of postdoctoral research experience. The candidate must have expertise in pancreatic beta cell biology, molecular, and cellular biology. The candidate must have some teaching or mentoring experience, and be willing to assist with mentoring and training other lab personnel. Lab management duties will also be expected.

Contact information: Judy Aughey, Judith.aughey@va.gov



(10/19/2016)

Location: Northport VAMC

Description: Research Assistant

Qualifications/expectations: This position is for a Research Assistant qualified to assist the PI and conduct research on using novel gene therapy designed to facilitate recovery of locomotor and bladder functions in rats with spinal cord injuries. The successful candidate must have a knowledge in biochemistry and physiology. Applicant must have experience and be able to conduct surgeries inducing spinal cord injuries in rats, pre and post-operative care of rats with spinal cord injury, as well as behavioral tests including automated computerized CatWalk and examination of bladder function using rat metabolic chamber.

Contact information: Victor Arvanian victor.arvanian@va.gov



(10/19/2016)

Location: William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI

Description: Senior Scientist

Qualifications/expectations: The successful candidate must have a PhD in biochemistry. This position is for a Senior Scientist qualified to conduct research on the molecular mechanisms behind aging, neurogenesis and neurodegeneration.

Applicant must also be able to design experiments, perform experiments, interpret results, write papers and grants.

Contact information: Judy Aughey, Judith.aughey@va.gov




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