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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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(12/06/2019)

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

Description: Research Associate

Qualifications/expectations: The Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR), a vibrant, interdisciplinary, multi-investigator research program within the Department of Surgery, is seeking a researcher to join our rapidly growing program. The immediate program needs for this position involve project management and research support for VA- and NIH-funded studies involving obesity and bariatric surgery. The selected candidate will assist with a variety of research areas, including project management, coordination of research teams, and execution of research. You will be expected to have experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods and be able to manage projects involving interdisciplinary teams that include clinicians, biostatisticians and qualitative researchers. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, highly organized, detail-oriented problem solver who is both able to work independently and contribute to team science.

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


(12/06/2019)

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

Description:  Biostatistician

Qualifications/expectations: The successful candidate will be responsible for the planning and execution of statistical/biostatistical analyses for various biomedical, clinical and outcomes/health services research projects. The incumbent will collaborate with physicians and scientists on research projects under the supervision of faculty and staff statisticians. Research projects that require biostatistical support include animal experiments, retrospective reviews of clinical data, prospective trials and clinical studies, as well as health services research projects involving large national datasets. The biostatistician will perform analyses after complete review of literature and consultation with faculty members.

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


(10/29/2019)

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

Description:  Research Assistant

Qualifications/expectations: This position is for a highly motivated individual enrolled in a graduate program at UW-Madison, WI. leading to a doctoral degree who wishes to pursue a career in research. Dr. Merrins' research focuses on the role of metabolic enzymes in the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes.

The candidate should be willing to work with animals and 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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