This position will provide advanced research coordination and lab management support in the lab of Dr. Nicole Pulia in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology. Dr. Pulia leads a translational research program focused on dysphagia, or swallowing dysfunction, in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). The goal of the program is to systematically identify and characterize factors underlying dysphagia in patients with AD and then to translate these findings into novel, evidence-based treatments for maintenance of quality of life and prevention of pneumonia onset.
The incumbent will provide technical expertise and leadership in the development and conduct of complex clinical and laboratory (bench) based research projects. Under general guidance, and with latitude to exercise independent judgment, this individual will manage all ongoing research projects and corresponding staff teams which include research specialists, technical staff, trainees, and support personnel as necessary.
List of Duties
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.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Master's degree required. Study in biochemistry or molecular biology or related field preferred. Applicants with degrees in other fields, such as health sciences, or who have extensive experience working in human subject research and clinical trials are also encouraged to apply.
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Experience and comfort working with human biological samples, such as saliva, is important for ELISA, pH, viscosity, etc., and is strongly preferred. Additional experience with project management, scientific writing experience, and supervision of other academic/university staff is also preferred.
The successful candidate must be comfortable consenting and working with research subjects & families in both acute care and outpatient clinics. Prior leadership experience and a demonstrated ability to interact appropriately with important stakeholders/collaborators and to organize a team is strongly preferred. The succssful candidate must also be comfortable taking on responsibility for project management and coordination of the wet lab.
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.
Hire will be subject to criminal and Caregiver background checks.
Full Time: 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $38,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Instructions to Applicants:
To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to sign in or create a profile, and upload a resume and cover letter. This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor.
University Of Wisconsin Madison