Research Faculty – Biology Of Aging / Geroscience

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Job description

Job no: 93348-FA

Work type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time, Faculty-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:Faculty

Working Title:Research Faculty – Biology of Aging / Geroscience



FTE:50% – 100%

Anticipated Begin Date:JANUARY 01, 2019


Advertised Salary:Negotiable
ANNUAL (12 months)

Degree and area of specialization:Ph.D. or MD/PhD; biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, or molecular studies.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of experience as a postdoctoral fellow working in the field of Biology of Aging or disease vulnerability as a function of age. Expertise within age-related sub-disciplines such as metabolism, proteostasis, epigenetics, or senescence is highly welcome. Applications from individuals with a background in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, or molecular studies will be prioritized. Candidates must be engaged in mechanistic research and 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.

License or Certificate: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 in Biology of Aging / Geroscience that complements the existing strengths in aging research programs 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.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Additional Information:Contact:

Toni Hofhine
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICEfor further information. )

How to apply

To apply for this position, please click here to begin the process. You will be required to upload a letter of interest and your current CV, along with a 2-page research statement to outline possible research directions.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is April 30, 2018; however, this position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Additional Link:
Full Position DetailsThe University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Applications Close: Open until filled

The University of Wisconsin–Madison (also known as University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, or regionally as UW–Madison, or Madison) is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin, United States.