University of Wisconsin–Madison

CVRC Training Program Application Process

Year 17 (September 1 2017 – August 31 2018)

Application for Predoctoral Candidates

The UW Cardiovascular Research Center Training Program in Translational Cardiovascular Science announces the availability of predoctoral trainee positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for individuals whose research interest is in cardiovascular science. This is a federally funded (NIH/NHLBI) training program. Predoctoral research training is for individuals who have a baccalaureate degree and are enrolled in a doctoral program leading to a PhD or a comparable research doctoral program. Start dates for predoctoral positions are flexible but cannot start until September 1, 2017. Funding is available for either early or late career graduate students. Funding may be renewed for a second year, depending on availability of funds and evidence of research progress.

The UW Cardiovascular Research Center houses a wide range of cardiovascular science research. The three focus areas of this training program are heart failure/contractility, ion channels/arrhythmia, and vascular biology/disease.

In order to be eligible for the program, a prospective trainee must be enrolled in a degree-granting program for a predoctoral training slot at the University of Wisconsin. These are generally in the departments of Cell and Regenerative Biology or Neuroscience. Candidates must be nominated by a UW Cardiovascular Research Center Trainer. A complete list of faculty trainers and their research interests can is listed under Faculty Trainers. Trainees who complete this program are awarded a “Certificate in Translational Cardiovascular Sciences.”

Trainees must be US citizens or a non-citizen national or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence to the US to be considered for this training grant.

To apply for this program, please provide the following information:

  1. Graduate School application
    (completed at the time of entry; ask Dept to scan and email)
  2. General Application Form
    (contact UW Cardiovascular Research Center for current form)
  3. Up-to-date transcript of graduate coursework
    (does not need to be official transcript)
  4. Statement of career goals (1-2 pages)
  5. Curriculum vitae
  6. Cover letter from mentor/trainer explaining interest and potential in cardiovascular science

Please send these materials electronically to:

UW Cardiovascular Research Center

christine.tydrich@wisc.edu

For early consideration, please submit your application by Friday, April 7, 2017

Application for Postdoctoral Candidates

The UW Cardiovascular Research Center Training Program in Translational Cardiovascular Science announces the availability of postdoctoral fellow positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for individuals whose research interest is in cardiovascular science. This is a federally funded (NIH/NHLBI) training program. Postdoctoral positions are available for both post-MD and post-PhD candidates. Start dates of positions are flexible, but cannot commence until September 1, 2017. Funding may be available for a second year, depending on availability of funds and evidence of research progress.

The UW Cardiovascular Research Center houses a wide range of cardiovascular science research. The three focus areas of this training program are heart failure/contractility, ion channels/arrhythmia, and vascular biology/disease.

Candidates must be nominated by a UW Cardiovascular Research Center Trainer. A prospective trainee must be a mentee of a faculty trainer. A complete list of faculty trainers and their research interests is listed on the web site under Faculty Trainers. Trainees who complete this program are awarded a “Certificate in Translational Cardiovascular Sciences.”

Trainees must be U.S. citizens or a non-citizen national or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence to the U.S. to be considered for this training grant.

Please provide the following information:

  1. General Application Form
    (Contact UW Cardiovascular Research Center for current form)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Career plan statement, which includes past, current and proposed research as well as long term career goals
  4. Letter of support from UW Cardiovascular Research Center Trainer

Please submit these materials electronically to:

UW Cardiovascular Research Center

christine.tydrich@wisc.edu

For early consideration, please submit your application by Friday, April 7, 2017

For Further Information, Please Contact

Christine P. Tydrich

Phone: (608) 263-2266

Fax: 608-265-8745

Email: christine.tydrich@wisc.edu

Jonathan C. Makielski, MD

Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine and
Director, Training Program

Phone: (608) 263-9648

Email:jcm@medicine.wisc.edu