Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure) Research Faculty - Biology of Aging/Geroscience

Madison, Wisconsin
Commensurate with experience
March 30 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure)

Research Faculty - Biology of Aging/Geroscience

Join the University of Wisconsin-Madison, home of one of the largest and most premier Geriatrics & Gerontology divisions in the country.  The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Geriatrics is proudly one of the primary disciplines within the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine and Public Health.

A major focus of our enterprise is to promote and support research focused on the Biology of Aging.  To this end, we have launched a national search to fill a new tenure-track research faculty position in the general field of Biology of Aging or Geroscience.

Desired qualifications of the position:

  • Ph.D. Or MD/Ph.D. with emphasis in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, or molecular studies is required
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a postdoctoral fellow working in the field of Biology of Aging, disease vulnerability as a function of age, or diseases of age
  • Expertise within age-related sub-disciplines such as metabolism, proteostasis, epigenetics, or senescence

Candidates must be engaged in mechanistic research and those with existing extramural support will receive special attention.

Major mission of the position:

  • Develop an independently funded, collaborative research program in Biology of Aging/Geroscience that complements the existing strengths in aging research programs
  • Serve in a Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) Madison VA Medical Center appointment, which will provide salary support and access to research funding and resources of both the US Department of Veterans Affairs and Madison Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Collaborate with faculty across the Department of Medicine and UW and participate in interdisciplinary research and training in aging.  Translational programs welcome

The position duties will include conducting research, preparing grant applications, presentations, and peer-reviewed publications, mentoring graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, teaching, and participating in professional, public, and university service.

A competitive salary and fringe benefit package is provided, as well as generous institutional and academic support.  If interested, please submit a letter of interest, your current CV, and a 2-page research statement to outline possible research directions to:

Toni Hofhine, Division Administrator

Dept. of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics

2870 University Ave., Suite 106

Madison, WI  53705-3611

Please reference PVL #93348.  For more details, visit: or received by May 31, 2018 will be ensured full consideration.

UW Research at a glance:

  • Ranked 6th overall across the US in volume of research performed
  • $1 Billion spent on research initiatives
  • 17 individual VCRGE research and service centers

About Madison, WisconsinMadison is the state’s capital city and offers a quality of life second to none.  Frequently rated among the best places to live in the United States, Madison offers a strong, diverse economy, outstanding health care, an excellent public school system, and a range of cultural activities usually found only found in far larger cities.

UW-Madison is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request.  Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.  Wisconsin open records and caregiver laws apply.  A background check will be conducted prior to offer of employment.