Waisman Center Director - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Posted: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Waisman Center seeks to advance knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. The Center is one of 14 national centers that encompasses an Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC). The Center provides an interdisciplinary research environment for over fifty faculty representing 20 academic departments of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and approximately 650 faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. The Waisman Center is also home to the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and the Wisconsin Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (WI LEND). The Director will provide administrative and scientific leadership in basic and applied research in the social, behavioral and biomedical sciences within the disciplines of human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases.

The Director serves as Principal Investigator for the NIH IDDRC award and is responsible for all aspects of program leadership and management including proposal writing, reporting, compliance, developing an effective management structure and regular communication with NIH leadership. Candidates must have a record demonstrating excellence in research scholarly publications with wide recognition in a field of social, behavioral or biomedical science. Administrative experience is required. Experience in directing an academic research center is highly desirable. A demonstrated ability to obtain external financial support, particularly from NIH or NIH-equivalent sources through competitive mechanisms that will enhance and strengthen Waisman Center programs. A demonstrated commitment to excellence and scientific leadership. Candidates must have a minimum of a Ph.D., M.D. or other doctoral degree preferably in a field relevant to Developmental Disabilities and be eligible for tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Waisman Director will have a concurrent faculty appointment in an appropriate academic department.

The Waisman Center is a center within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) and the Director serves under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education.

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