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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

Institute for Drug Discovery News

Welcome to the new MIDD website! We hope that you will visit the site often for updates on MIDD activities, research updates, regulatory actions, and current news in pharmaceutical discovery and development. 

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is seeking a full-time, 12 month Grant Manager. The Grant Manager will work collaboratively with program directors, department leadership, faculty, and staff members to identify and compete for grant resources to support the research goals of the Department, College, and UWM. The incumbent will plan, develop, write, and submit highly competitive research proposals and coordinate multi-disciplinary and multi-investigator proposal development and submission. Responsibilities will include establishment and maintenance of systems and procedures to support effective tracking and reporting of grant activity. The incumbent will use strong computer skills, including: the ability to illustrate concepts by creating graphs/charts (including ChemDraw); enterprise systems for proposal development and submission; a full suite of graphics and word processing software; and, spreadsheets. The incumbent will develop internet/intranet solutions for effective grant management. The Grant Manager reports to the Department Chair. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related scientific field from an accredited institution, two years of professional experience with grant writing with exceptional English language skills, and demonstrated knowledge of grant funding opportunities, policies, and application procedures. Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in Chemistry or related scientific field; five or more years of professional experience as technical grant writer or combination of advanced degree and 3 years of relevant experience; database management skills; budget planning skills; and/or project management experience. To apply online for this position by May 3, 2013, please see website: and follow all stated application requirements. The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.