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


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,


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,

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