Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Genetics and Genomics

Location
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
October 03 2018
Ref
PVL# 96175
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

The Department of Genetics in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Madison invites applications for two tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in genetics and genomics. The Department seeks scientists who use genetic and genomic approaches to address fundamental aspects of inheritance or its phenotypic manifestation at the molecular, cellular, organismal or population level. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, cellular and developmental genetics, computation and quantitative modeling of cellular systems, and the functional integration of genetic information.

These new faculty positions are part of a larger expansion of the Department of Genetics and the college to strengthen genome-wide approaches toward improving basic understanding of biological systems and their applications to health, agriculture, ecosystems and bioenergy. These positions are also accompanied by an ongoing search in human genetics in the Department of Medical Genetics, as well as additional campus-wide initiatives. The Laboratory of Genetics – the home of the Departments of Genetics and Medical Genetics – is an active participant in these initiatives. 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 Laboratory 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 the most livable cities.  

The successful applicant will develop a vibrant, independent, extramurally-funded research program in genetics and genomics. Other responsibilities will include teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must have a Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, and a commitment to advocating for equity and diversity in STEM.

Applications should be submitted through to https://jobs.wisc.edu by November 5, 2018 to ensure consideration, though review will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should click on the "Apply Now" button (PVL# 96175) 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: Francisco Pelegri (608-234-1317; fjpelegri@wisc.edu).

The Department of 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 College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the UW -Madison 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 in human genetics and genomics might consider applying to open faculty positions in the associated Department of Medical Genetics in the UW -Madison School of Medicine and Public Health (PVL # 96159).

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