Research Faculty in Biology of Aging
University of Wisconsin Madison, L&S/Atmos & Oceanic Sci
United States

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The UW-Madison Division of Geriatrics welcomes applications for a tenure-track research faculty position. The major mission of the successful applicant will be to develop an independently funded, collaborative research program focused on Skeletal Muscular Molecular Mechanisms within the existing Biology of Aging (BOA) Program. This faculty position will both expand the existing BOA program and complement the existing strengths across various aging research priorities within the Division of Geriatrics and UW-Madison at large. The UW geriatrics division is nationally renowned for its extensive expertise and research programs in aging and dementia research. The division is closely integrated with the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Madison VA Medical Center, and supports the NIH- funded Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC). This position includes a GRECC appointment, which will provide salary support and access to research funding and resources of both the US Department of Veterans Affairs and Madison VAMC. In addition to research, the new faculty member is expected to collaborate with faculty across the Department of Medicine and UW, and to participate in interdisciplinary research and training in aging. Plans to develop possible translational programs are welcome but not essential.

The new faculty member will largely be responsible for preparing grant applications, presentations, peer-reviewed publications; mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and sharing responsibility to teach graduate level courses in relevant fields. The successful candidate will also participate in professional, public, and university service appropriate to the faculty rank.


 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

Conduct research, and participate in interdisciplinary research and training in aging. Teach graduate level courses in relevant fields. Prepare grant applications, presentations, and peer-reviewed publications. Mentor graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Participate in professional, public, and university service appropriate to the faculty rank.


 

INSTITUTIONAL STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

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DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:

Ph.D. or MD/PhD specializing in Skeletal Muscular basic science research with degrees in Human Bioenergetics or Molecular Physiology.


 

MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of experience as a postdoctoral fellow working specifically in the field of skeletal muscle research as it relates to the Biology of Aging or disease vulnerability as a function of age. Expertise within the molecular mechanisms of skeletal and muscular mitophagy is required, with a focus on age-related sub-disciplines such as metabolism, proteostasis, or epigenetics. Candidates must be engaged in disease biology and mechanistic research. Those with existing extramural support will receive special attention.

Candidates for associate professor or professor rank must meet criteria for appointment at that rank per UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines for appointment and promotion on the tenure track.



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