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

(9/1/2017)

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

Description: Research Assistant

Study the interaction between lung diseases and sleep disordered breathing. Specific areas of interest include effects of intermittent hypoxia, of various intensities, on lung inflammation and remodeling, and on the cardiovascular system, in rodent models of asthma, COPD and acute lung injury; as well, effects of chronic corticosteroid administration on tongue and upper airway muscle function. Expertise in research in biology, biochemistry or another relevant field is required.

Laboratory rat husbandry, health monitoring, drug administration (oral gavage, intraperitoneal and intravenous injections), samples analyses using flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, immunoassays (Western blots, ELISA), enzyme assays and quantitative PCR; maintenance of experimental chambers, general lab maintenance, book keeping and supplies ordering.

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



(8/23/2017)

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

Description: Research Assistant

Qualifications/expectations: Perform DNA, RNA and protein isolations from cultured cells, measure concentrations, run gels. Will be responsible for maintaining cell culture, making media, making solutions required for experiments. Staining the protein gels with primary and secondary antibodies and obtaining good images are required. The recruit will be responsible for growing bacteria and isolating plasmid, as well as doing PCR.

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



(8/1/2017)

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

Description: Associate Research Specialist

Qualifications/expectations: The successful candidate will provide research support as a technician for the Anderson laboratory, which studies the basic biological mechanisms of aging. Good communication, organization, and record keeping skills are a requirement of the position.

1) Maintenance of mouse colony including animal care, breeding, weaning, mouse identification, genotyping, and record keeping.

2) Establishment of experimental cohorts of transgenic animals for use in ongoing studies, training will be provided in functional and metabolic measures in live mice.

3) General lab maintenance including inventory, ordering, and scheduling.

Familiarity with scientific laboratory environment is essential. Computational skills including the ability to maintain spreadsheets for record keeping, ordering, and to keep track logistical aspects of lab maintenance preferred.

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



(8/1/2017)

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

Description: Research Assistant

Qualifications/expectations: Specific duties include identifying research problems and designing research methodologies; assist in the writing of grants and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals; supervising 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



(6/29/2017)

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

Description: Research Assistant

Qualifications/expectations: An unpaid volunteer position is available for laboratory in diabetes research. The applicant must have background and education in biology, medicine, and biochemistry. Basic molecular biology and histology skills are required.

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



(6/5/2017)

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

Description: Research Assistant

Qualifications/expectations: The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate aspects of a research trial to evaluate infection control interventions for preventing multidrug resistant organisms in patients receiving healthcare.

The major duties for this position include:

  • Data and sample collection
  • Data compilation, tabulation and analysis
  • Performing study related activities including ensuring compliance with all protocol requirements.
  • Draft documents for internal quality reports, IRB, interim and final reports for funding agencies and others as needed.
  • Contributes ideas and suggestions to all phases of this project.
  • Coordinate efforts of project committees including assembling materials for distribution and arranging meetings.
  • Prepare and present reports detailing project progress.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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



(5/17/2017)

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

Description: Research Associate

Qualifications/expectations: This is a posting for a Research Associate to work on pancreatic beta cell research. This is an unpaid (Without Compensation) VA position. Qualified candidates must have a PhD in biological sciences. The candidate must have expertise in pancreatic beta cell biology, molecular and cellular biology. The candidate must have a strong publication record in relevant areas.

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






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