University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 95983



Working Title:
Advanced Human Organ Biomanufacturing Professor - Cluster Hire
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
PhD in Engineering or closely related field and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Candidates with truly outstanding accomplishments in any area of research in Advanced Biomanufacturing will be considered for this position.

Candidates will have a distinguished academic record, exceptional potential in establishing a world-class research program, and a commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction. Candidates are required to qualify for a tenure track appointment in a UW-Madison academic department.
Principal duties:
Advanced Biomanufacturing faculty hires will have tenure home in one or more academic departments. They will be expected to maintain a world-class extramurally funded graduate research program on technological problems that are relevant to the needs of the profession and of society. They will also contribute to the education and professional development of undergraduate and graduate students, teach courses, and engage in department, college, university, community, and professional service activities as appropriate.

Discoveries over the past decade in human stem cell biology and tissue engineering have enabled some human tissues to be grown outside the body. Examples include therapeutic tissues for transplantation (e.g. skin for burn patients), tissues in a dish for drug discovery (e.g. brain tissue for Alzheimer's Disease drug discovery), and tissues in a dish for toxin screening (e.g. liver tissue for hepatotoxicity testing). While the discoveries to date have been significant, there remain opportunities to biomanufacture functional human tissues that are more similar to natural human organs in their structure, scale, and function. This new hire will focus on biomanufacturing human organs for transplantation and/or precision medicine applications. Concepts to be emphasized in this faculty search include:
i) tissue engineering approaches that mimic human organ development, and recapitulate human organ structure and function;
ii) medical device technologies that enable scalable human organ assembly and function;
iii) approaches that allow for multiple, distinct tissue types to communicate and function in a manner that mimics complex human organs.

The advances pioneered by this new cluster hire could result in a paradigm shift in human precision medicine, and ultimately reduce the need for animal models in human biology and medicine. The new hire is expected to engage strongly with regenerative biology, tissue engineering, veterinary surgery, and clinical communities at UW Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research. Prospective Home Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Cell and Regenerative Biology, Comparative Biosciences, Medicine, Neuroscience, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Surgery.
  Additional Information
 UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus¿ interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

  Employee Class:
Full Time Salary Rate:Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:JULY 01, 2019
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: DECEMBER 01, 2018
To begin the application process please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload one PDF file containing the following: a cover letter; a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) that includes a complete list of publications; a research statement and teaching statement that describe how the applicant's research and teaching experiences fit the recruitment goals of this cluster hire program in Advanced Biomanufacturing. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three references.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 1, 2018, however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
Questions about the position can be directed to:
Kelly Moran
Phone: 608-890-1876
1550 Engineering Dr   
Fax: N/A
2126 Engineering Centers Building   
Madison, WI 53706-1609   
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.  

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.