Tenure-track Faculty Position in Human Genetics and Genomics

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
October 01 2018
PVL# 96159
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Full Time
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The Department of Medical Genetics in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in human genetics and genomics. The Department seeks scientists who address fundamental questions in human biology from a genetic perspective. Research areas of interest include analysis of human sequence data in families and populations, genetic and molecular investigation of human-derived cells and lines, model-organism interrogation of human genetic alleles, as well as other areas directly related to human genetics and genomics.

This search joins ongoing, campus-wide efforts to recruit numerous faculty in human genetics and genomics. The foundation for this strategic expansion includes the newly established 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. The Laboratory of Genetics – the home of the Department of Medical Genetics – is an active participant in these initiatives. This new faculty position is part of a larger expansion in the Laboratory of Genetics, which includes two other faculty positions in genetics and genomics. The department offers a stimulating and collegial environment with dedicated mentoring for early-career scientists. The Laboratory of Genetics excels at discovering biological mechanisms through the integration of diverse approaches made possible by a vibrant culture of collaboration. The department directs an NIH Graduate Training Grant in Genetics that has received continuous funding for 44 years. The University of Wisconsin – Madison is renowned for its strength in the life sciences and allied fields. Madison offers an exceptional quality of life in a beautiful landscape. Downtown and campus are bordered by lakes, and the city features thriving arts, music, and culinary communities. Madison routinely appears on a variety of lists of most livable cities.  

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 graduate students and medical students. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D., postdoctoral experience, and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.

Applications should be submitted through to https://jobs.wisc.edu by October 31, 2018 to ensure consideration, though review will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should click on the "Apply Now" button (PVL# 96159) and upload the following five items: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research interests (3 pages), (4) statement of teaching interests (1 page) and (5) statement describing past efforts and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (up to 1 page). Applicants will be asked for contact information for three references.

Questions about the position can be directed to: Bret Payseur (608-890-0867; payseur@wisc.edu).

The Department of Medical Genetics seeks candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense. 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. UW-Madison is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. Applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion are strongly encouraged.

Candidates with research interests outside human genetics and genomics might consider applying to open faculty positions in the associated Department of Genetics in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (PVL # 96175).