|The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (www.discovery.wisc.edu) invites applications for a faculty opening in the area of Epigenetics and Chromatin. The WID epigenetics theme will focus on the molecular, chemical and physical basis underlying epigenetic mechanisms. Opportunities are available at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level with a tenure home in a biological or physical science department.
We seek an expert in mass spectrometry-based proteomic inquiry into chromatin function and are especially interested in candidates that explore the relationships between metabolism and chromatin regulation.
The successful candidate will occupy space in a new state-of-the-art and centrally-located WID research facility specifically designed to support cross-disciplinary collaborations. WID is the public half of the Institutes that promotes basic research and facilitates the translation of new discoveries to practice. The successful candidate will be appointed to the department of the University that most appropriately matches his/her excellence and interests. The candidate will be expected to (1) develop a vigorous, independent research program, (2) attract and maintain extramural funding for his/her research program, (3) teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses and develop new courses in the area of expertise as appropriate, (4) supervise graduate student and post-doc research, (5) participate in faculty governance activities in the department, college and/or University, and (6) actively engage with the national and international scientific community.
The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery is the home of world-class interdisciplinary biomedical research spanning the fields of bio-, nano- and information technologies, and occupies a state-of-the-art building which opened in December 2010. In addition to WID, this innovative facility houses the privately-funded Morgridge Institute for Research, features a Town Center with unique opportunities for public science education, and has been designed to prompt interactions among researchers from diverse disciplines. The goals of the Institutes are to improve human health and well-being through breakthrough scientific research, and to enhance the University of Wisconsin Madison's already considerable strengths in interdisciplinary research. The five WID theme areas are Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Living Environments Laboratory, Epigenetics, Optimization, and Systems Biology. For more information on the research themes, please visit discovery.wisc.edu/wisconsin/.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a world-class academic institution with an international reputation for basic, applied and cross-disciplinary research. It attracts scholars and students at all levels from around the world. Nationally, UW-Madison ranks fourth among all U.S. universities for research and development expenditures, exceeding $950 million annually.