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Milwaukee Institute for Drug Discovery

The Milwaukee Institute for Drug Discovery (MIDD) was established to advance research and later-stage development of new drugs from research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and collaborating institutions. The Institute will focus on several areas of research strength at UWM; with initiatives in neuroscience, cancer, and infectious diseases. Because of the cross-functional nature of drug discovery and development, the MIDD is focused on collaborations among UWM departments, regional and national academic centers, and medical product companies.

Key Elements of the MIDD Mission

  • Support exploratory research in focus therapeutic areas
  • Conduct pre-clinical and clinical studies leading to Proof-of-Concept  
  • Provide project management, regulatory, CM&C, clinical design, and logistical expertise
    for development projects
  • Form research and product development collaborations
  • Work closely with the UWM Research Foundation on patenting and licensing
  • Enhance educational opportunities through curriculum and fellowship programs
  • Develop linkages to the greater UWM community and promote regional economic development

Position Announcement

A postdoctoral position is available for an exceptional scientist with demonstrated experience in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology to develop new treatments for asthma targeting the GABA(A) receptor in the lung (1R01HL118561-01A1). The collaborative project between UWM, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Columbia University provides an excellent interdisciplinary environment for individuals interested in drug discovery, with secure funding for at least four years. Successful candidates should have a track record in inflammatory related diseases preferable asthma, patch clamp, in vivo models of inflammation, PK, and ADME. Analytical skills such as mass spectroscopy and immunohistochemistry are desirable. Candidates with a PhD in biochemistry or related field, excellent communication skills, and an interactive team-oriented attitude are essential for success in this project. Qualified applicants may submit a copy of their CV, a brief statement of research skills, and contact information (email address and phone number) of two references to:

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