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

(10/12/2018)

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

Description: Research Associate

Qualifications/expectations:

The Swallowing and Salivary Bioscience Laboratory in the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans hospital is looking for an individual to perform detailed analyses of videofluoroscopic swallow study recordings from Veterans with dysphagia, or swallowing dysfunction. This individual is required to obtain competence in the Modified Barium Swallow IMpairment Profile (MBSImP) as well as Coordinate Analysis of Swallowing Mechanics (CASM). Additionally, this individual must have experience with extensional rheology analyses of saliva samples collected from older Veterans with dysphagia in the wet lab. Finally, this individual will be supporting general lab organization as well as data management for various VA research protocols.

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



(9/14/2018)

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

Description: Researcher

Qualifications/expectations:

A researcher is wanted to assist with data analysis and interpretation. Researcher will work closely with the PI on helping to execute the analyses. In addition, the researcher will assist with constructing and maintaining datasets. The researcher should have a background in bacteriology with the ability to provide statistical analysis of microbiome outcomes and help construct tables, figures and portions of manuscripts for scientific publication.

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



(9/14/2018)

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

Description: Research Assistant

Qualifications/expectations:

Under the direction of the PI and study coordinator:

-Assist with study related visits, including collecting information and vital signs from study participants, and administration of questionnaires and assessments.

-Data entry and initial data cleaning of study visit related data.

-Contact subjects about study enrollment and scheduling study visits, follow-up phone progress calls, and preparation and filing of charts for study visits.

-Assist with data analysis on existing data as directed.

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



(7/27/2018)

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

Description: Researcher

Qualifications/expectations:
A researcher is wanted to assist a surgeon with their clinical and health services research. Researcher will work closely with the surgeon on helping to draft IRB proposals. In addition, the researcher will assist with constructing and maintaining clinical datasets. The researcher should have a background in statistics with the ability to provide statistical analysis of clinical outcomes and help construct tables, figures and portions of manuscripts for scientific publication.

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





(6/19/18)

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

Description: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Qualifications/expectations:
This position is for a highly motivated individual with a graduate degree in the biological sciences who wishes to develop an independent research career. The research focuses on the role of the mTOR signaling pathway in the biology of age-related diseases and metabolism.

Interested candidates with Ph.D. and/or M.D. are encouraged to apply. Experience with animal models, particularly mice, is required. The candidate should be experienced at the metabolic phenotyping and characterization of mice.

Specific duties include identifying research problems and designing research methodologies; assist in the writing of grants and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals; supervising graduate and undergraduate research trainees; and additional duties as requested by the principal investigator. The successful applicant must have excellent scientific, organizational, record-keeping, and problem-solving skills.

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





(6/15/18)

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

Description: Research Scholar

Specific duties include (but are not limited to):

(i) Assisting in the execution of ongoing projects performing experiments in accordance with the goals of the Metabolism of Aging Program, compiling and analyzing experimental results, preparing illustrations and data elements and contributing text and background research for manuscripts, and assisting with publication in scholarly journals.

(ii) Providing mentoring to graduate/undergraduate students and instruction in laboratory techniques.

(iii) Working both individually and collaboratively with principal investigator, collaborators, and other lab members to pursue shared and independent funding opportunities.

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





(6/5/18)

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

Description: Board certified veterinary oncologist

Qualifications/expectations:

Board-certified veterinary oncologist with demonstrated expertise in the following:

  • Experience with intratumoral delivery of biological treatments for animals with metastatic cancers
  • Experience with systemic immunotherapy treatment
  • Experience with obtaining biopsies
  • Experience with regulatory considerations on oncology trials

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








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