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Bentson Fellowship

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 20, 2024

Job Details


ANNUAL (12 months)
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and sick leave; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at ( ).

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Job Summary:

The Department of Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking applicants for the Bentson Fellowship (translational laboratory research training) in Radiation Oncology to commence in the Summer of 2024.

The Department of Human Oncology (DHO) is an interdisciplinary department within the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health with missions of clinical service, research and education. The DHO fosters excellence in state-of? the-art cancer treatment, teaching as well as basic, translational and clinical research.

The fellowship will emphasize Radiation Oncology translational research at the level of 80-90% commitment. In addition, Bentson fellows will have the opportunity to pursue effort focused on clinical activities including clinical and procedural practice and the design and execution of clinical trials that relate to radiation oncology.

Candidates will have a strong interest in academic medicine and demonstrate a commitment to translational cancer research in radiation oncology. Candidates with particular talent and productivity in writing original material (research manuscripts and protocols) are encouraged to apply. Opportunities for translational research in the DHO are very strong and extend to collaboration with other Departments across the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Bentson Fellows will be appointed as Clinical Instructors (or Researchers) in the Department of Human Oncology within the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Responsibilities: Provides technical expertise to fundamental and/or applied scientific research under the direction of senior research personnel or faculty.
  • 40% Collects and analyzes basic research data, conducts experiments and interviews, and documents results according to established policies and procedures
  • 5% Conducts literature reviews, prepares reports and materials, and disseminates information to appropriate entities and assists with publications
  • 10% Trains individuals and groups on equipment operations, research protocols, and techniques within a specialized laboratory or research area
  • 20% Assists with the development of research methodologies and procedures
  • 25% Assists in developing grant applications and proposals to secure research funding
  • Performance of cancer research studies in the laboratory setting.
  • Development of new laboratory assays, model systems, and techniques for cancer research.
  • Design and write clinical treatment protocols, IRB applications, investigator-initiated trial proposals (IITs), and/or FDA Investigational New Drug (IND) applications.
  • Evaluation and design of treatment strategies for cancer patients.
  • Clinical data evaluation and analysis of results from cancer patient treatments.
  • Participation in Multidisciplinary Tumor Boards and Oncology Grand Rounds.
  • Participation in cancer research seminar series and lab meetings.
  • Formal coursework in Research Ethics, Biostatistics/Bioinformatics, Leadership, Lab Management, Clinical Trial and Research Design.
  • Participation in Scientific Writing and Grant Writing Workshops.
  • Design and writing of grant applications for cancer research funding including NIH K awards and other early career transition awards.
  • Participation in teaching of undergraduate, medical, or graduate students and/or participation in workshops to improve teaching skills.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

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No additional work experience needed.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 24 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding

Additional Information:

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applicant must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with Position Vacancy (Job #) 295289; please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two position vacancy listings allows the School of Medicine and Public Health to consider candidates with MD, PhD, or a combined MD/PhD degree.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional/supervisor references as a part of the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is June 24, 2024; however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Kirsten Gragg
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Researcher I(RE040)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


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The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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