University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 88112



Working Title:
Assistant Professor
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology or related discipline required.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
At least 3 years post-doctoral research experience preferred.
Principal duties:
The Department of Biomolecular Chemistry in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a faculty position to study the molecular aspects of cancer biology.

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) cancer genomics or epigenomics, developing new genome-scale approaches to generate and analyze large data sets for advancing our mechanistic understanding of cancer, cancer systems biology, mechanisms of tumor initiation and progression, and tumor-host interactions. Use of genome-enabled approaches and expertise in computational biology and/or bioinformatics is also desired. The department is housed within the new Biochemical Sciences Complex offering state-of-the-art research space. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage the larger campus-wide initiative in precision medicine and human genomics and benefit from an interactive scientific environment with cutting-edge core facilities supported by the NCI-designated Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a world-class academic institution with an international reputation for basic, translational and cross-disciplinary research and is located in the heart of one of the country's most livable cities.

We seek applicants with a vigorous research program and commitment to teaching to join this highly collegial and collaborative community. The successful candidate will be expected to (1) develop a vigorous and internationally-recognized research program, (2) attract and maintain extramural funding, (3) supervise graduate student and postdoc research, (4) participate in teaching, (5) participate in faculty governance activities in the department, school and/or University, and (6) participate in professional, public and university service.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

  Employee Class:
Full Time Salary Rate:Negotiable
ANNUAL (12 months)
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:AUGUST 01, 2017
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: NOVEMBER 30, 2016
To apply, please upload one PDF file that includes (in this sequence): Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Statement of Research and Teaching Interests to the following link

Questions about the position or application process can be directed to:

Kedren Ekelin
Department Administrator
Biomolecular Chemistry
Ph: (608) 890-4631
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Kedren Ekelin
Phone: 608-890-4631
420 Henry Mall   
Fax: N/A
1135 Biochemistry Building   
Madison, WI 53706-1502   
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UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.