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According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), a postdoc is an individual who has received a doctoral degree (or equivalent) and is engaged in a temporary and defined period of mentored advanced research training to enhance the professional skills and research independence needed to pursue his or her chosen career path. In addition, according to the National Postdoc Association (NPA), Postdoctoral appointees can pursue basic, clinical or translational projects so long as their primary effort is devoted toward their own scholarship. Postdocs are essential to the scholarly mission of the mentor and host institution, and thus are expected to have the freedom to publish the results of their scholarship.
Characteristics of a postdoctoral appointment:
It is expected that postdocs at MCW, with the assistance of their supervisor, will:
Transition to career independence through the development of professional skills that enable the postdoc to actively pursue a career of his/her own choosing.
Be supervised by at least one senior scholar who actively promotes the postdoc's professional development.
Establish an individual development plan (IDP) that incorporates equally the postdoc's career and training goals and the mentor's research goals.
Pursue basic, clinical, or translational projects so long as effort is focused primarily on research.
Publish results of the postdoc's research and scholarship during their appointment.
The postdoctoral appointment is temporary by nature, the aggregate amount of time spent as a postdoc is recommended to not exceed five years (not including family medical leave or maternity/paternity leave).
As postdocs are important members of the host institution's community, appropriate levels of compensation, health care, and other benefits commensurate with their essential status should be afforded, independent of the postdoc's source of funding.
Plan, design and execute complex research studies, procedures and protocols.
Participate in discovery projects.
Coordinate research study activities; lead and manage projects.
Oversee organization, synthesis and analysis of data and findings.
Prepare scientific reports, outcome findings and scientific manuscripts.
Participate in meetings with principle investigator and research staff in which you will evaluate/interpret the validity of data, develop methodologies, and design and evaluate lab procedures.
Maintain supplies, may require negotiation with vendors, and track purchase orders.
May oversee the work of laboratory personnel including training and development as well as daily work direction, delegation and establishing priorities.
Knowledge – Skills – Abilities
Required knowledge: biology, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, documentation, records management, data utilization, complex problem solving, critical thinking, resource management, and writing skills
Skills and abilities: This will vary based on the hiring manager’s preferences and should include things that can be learned or trained for.
Building: Mobile Fetal MCG Truck-based Unit, Milwaukee or regionally-based, Herma Heart Institute
Division: Pediatric Cardiology
Reports to (Title): Program Director
Direct Reports (Titles): N/A
Collaborates with (Titles): Internal and External collaborators include Pediatric Cardiologists, Gynecological Obstetricians, Medical Physicists, Industry Partners, Referring Providers, Research Nurse, Technicians.
Minimum Required Education: PhD in a scientific field or MD
Minimum Required Experience: None
Preferred Education: Bioengineering or electrical engineering, Medical Physics, Computer science,
Preferred Experience: 1-3 years in clinical or translational research
Field: Cardiovascular, Pregnancy, or Pediatric Sciences, Device Development, Bioengineering Electrical engineering, Medical Physics, Computer science or similar disciplines
Certification: CITI and GCP training within 90 days of start date.
Internal Number: 24341
About Medical College of Wisconsin - Department of Pediatrics
The Medical College of Wisconsin - Department of Pediatrics is led by the Department Chair and Pediatrician In-Chief at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Robert H. Lane, MD, MS along with Sommer Hatfield-Nelson, Chief Administrator, Jennifer Sabree, Associate Department Administrator-Business Operations, Ann Breunig, Associate Department Administrator-Clinical Operations. The Department of Pediatrics is ranked among the top 15 Departments in the country. The Department of Pediatrics has approximately 670 faculty and staff members. Our faculty participate in all aspects of advancing knowledge to benefit children whether in the community addressing health disparities of underserved children or in the laboratory creating gene therapies or tumor vaccines to enhance survival of children with life threatening illnesses. Our collaboration with other departments has helped to create one of the best congenital heart disease programs in the USA, with outstanding and growing basic research programs in immunology, birth defects, genetics, oncology, stem cell transplantation, diabetes mellitus, hematology, and pulmonary vascular biology. In addition to high tech basic research, our high touch... approach to sick children has created programs like the Fetal Concerns Program, Fight Asthma Milwaukee, the Palliative Care Program, Project Ujima, Child Development Center, Child Protection Center, Poison Control Center, Milwaukee Adolescent Health Program, and the Center for the Advancement of Urban Children. Our Emergency Department Trauma Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit faculty provide highly effective, life-saving care for complicated patients from all over the Midwest.
Please visit the Department of Pediatrics webpage at https://www.mcw.edu/departments/pediatrics for additional information.
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