Tenure-track Faculty Position in Human Genetics and Genomics

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
August 14 2017
PVL# 91534
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Full Time
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The Department of Medical Genetics in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor specializing in human genetics and genomics.  

The Department of Medical Genetics is part of the UW-Madison Laboratory of Genetics (www.genetics.wisc.edu), which includes 21 faculty members. Faculty in the department use a diverse array of experimental and computational strategies to understand mechanisms of inheritance and disease. The Laboratory of Genetics offers a collegial and stimulating environment with dedicated support for early-career scientists.

UW-Madison has a strong foundation for human genetics and genomics, including the new Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine, the Carbone Cancer Center, the Waisman Center, the Genome Center of Wisconsin, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, and the UW Hospital and Clinics. Faculty in the Laboratory of Genetics enjoy diverse collaborations with researchers in allied fields, including biochemistry, biostatistics, and computer science. The department directs an NIH Graduate Training Grant in Genetics that features trainers from 30 departments and continuous funding over 42 years.

The successful applicant will develop a vibrant, independent, extramurally-funded research program in human genetics and genomics. Other responsibilities will include teaching and mentoring of undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D., 2 years postdoctoral experience and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. Modern laboratory space, extensive computational infrastructure and substantial resources are available.

Your application must be received through Jobs at UW portal (https://jobs.wisc.edu) by October 20, 2017, to be considered as a candidate. To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on PVL# 91534. Applicants will be asked to upload the following four items: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) 3-pagestatement of research interests, and (4) 1-page statement of teaching interests. In addition, you will be asked for the contact information of three references. We will contact each of these references to request a confidential letter of recommendation.

Questions about the position can be directed to: Allen Laughon, alaughon@wisc.edu or (608) 262-2456.

We seek candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense.  We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

If applicable, applicants are encouraged to consider a concurrent application for an open Assistant Professor position in the associated Department of Genetics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences PVL # 91535.