Faculty in Biochemistry

University of Madison-Wisconsin, Department of Biochemistry
Negotiable; Academic (9 months)
September 13 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Biochemistry (biochem.wisc.edu), requests applications for an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor Faculty position with an outstanding record of teaching and research relevant to high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy of biomolecules or cellular function.

This faculty position is a tenure-track or tenured position, which requires a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or related field. Candidates for a tenured position must possess a sustained record of professional achievement as indicted by outstanding sponsored research and publications, teaching, and demonstrated leadership activities in the field over a minimum of at least 4 years.

The successful candidate will bring both exceptional potential to advance a contemporary area of cellular or molecular biosciences and strength in the science of cryo-electron microscopy. An emphasis in single-particle structures, cryo-electron tomography, or both is expected. The candidate will carry out a vigorous, externally funded research program at the forefront of the application or development of cryo-electron microscopy, or both. The candidate will also teach graduates and undergraduates in the Biochemistry curriculum.

Candidates who have already identified active, compelling biological research interests suitable for investigation using cryo-electron microscopy; who show exemplary skills in public presentation, teaching and scholarly writing; and who have interests in participating in the sustainable operation of state-of-the-art research infrastructure at UW-Madison are highly desirable. Early-stage investigators, those with more established research programs, and those with diverse backgrounds, worldwide, are invited to apply.

This faculty position is central to a broader cryo-electron microscopy initiative at UW-Madison that includes biomolecular, cellular, and computational sciences, multiple colleges, and development of state-of-the-art cryo-electron microscopy facilities. The person hired will bring both exceptional potential to advance a contemporary area of cellular or molecular biosciences and strength in the science of cryo-electron microscopy. The position includes a commitment to the important functions of research, instruction, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to faculty rank.


The Department of Biochemistry, the Morgridge Institute for Research, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education, School of Medicine and Public Health, College of Engineering, and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are partners in this effort to establish state-of-the-art microscopy instrumentation, facilities, and other research support needed to achieve our collective goals.

To apply, go to http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/495036/faculty-in-biochemistry. Applicants should upload four (4) separate documents: a cover letter, curriculum vita, a 1-page statement of research interests that includes a review of the applicant's experience and qualifications, and a 1-page summary of current and planned research. At a future date, applicants may be asked to provide at least three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin in September 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  

Department of Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison 433 Babcock Drive Madison, Wisconsin 53706
608/262-3040 Fax: 608/265-4693 www.biochem.wisc.edu