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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.

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(9/27/2019)

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

Description:  Research Associate

Qualifications/expectations:  The individual must have a strong background in extensional rheological analyses.

Support the Lab's research objectives and protocols by completing analyses of saliva samples collected from Older Veterans with dysphagia in the wet lab. Is required to obtain competence in utilizing these analyses in order to further understanding in how physical properties of food might affect swallowing and how these properties may impact oral sensory experience during swallowing.

Must have experience measuring the extensional viscosity of cocoa slurries and will establish models to predict the same using a CABER viscometer.

Additional responsibilities of this individual will be to develop standard operating procedures related to these analyses and provide training to other lab members as appropriate.

Support general lab organization as well as data management for various VA research projects.

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


(9/5/2019)

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

Description:  Research Assistant

Qualifications/expectations:  A graduate research assistant position is available in the laboratory of Dudley Lamming in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, WI. This position is for a highly motivated individual enrolled in a program of study at UW-Madison leading to a doctoral degree. Dr. Lamming's research focuses on the role of the mTOR signaling pathway in the biology of age-related diseases and metabolism.

Specific duties in addition to those required by the degree program 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, problem-solving skills and willing to work with animals and tissue culture.

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


(8/30/2019)

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

Description:  Research Assistant

Qualifications/expectations:  An undergraduate research assistant position is available in the laboratory of Matthew Merrins in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, WI. This position is for a highly motivated individual enrolled in a program of study at UW-Madison leading to an undergraduate degree who wishes to pursue a career in research. Dr. Merrins' research focuses on the role of the metabolic enzymes in the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes.

The candidate should be willing to work with animals and with tissue culture.

Specific duties include designing research methodologies; assist in creating figures for the writing of grants and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals; 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


(8/28/2019)

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

Description:  Research Assistant

Qualifications/expectations:  A graduate research assistant position is available in the laboratory of Dudley Lamming in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, WI. This position is for a highly motivated individual enrolled in a program of study at UW-Madison leading to a doctoral degree who wishes to develop an independent research career. Dr. Lamming's research focuses on the role of the mTOR signaling pathway in the biology of age-related diseases and metabolism.

The candidate should be willing to work with animals and with tissue culture.

Specific duties in addition to those required by the degree program 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

 



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