Faculty in Metabolic Flux and Human Health

Madison, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin-Madison makes a strong salary commitment to its faculty.
January 11 2019
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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Metabolic Flux and Human Health

The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has a rewarding opportunity for a tenure track faculty position to study 'molecules in motion' at the intersection of metabolism and human health. We seek a chemist/biochemist/chemical biologist who studies metabolites within cells or organisms in a time-resolved manner. New advances in technology and computational modeling enable understanding of small molecule movement and metabolism through complex pathways in unprecedented detail, creating the field of "fluxomics". A hire in the field of metabolic flux would provide 'glue' among research groups of diverse interests in WID, would provide a natural bridge with the Morgridge Institute, and would coalesce major interest in fluxomics on the UW campus.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a world-class academic institution with an international reputation for basic, translational and cross-disciplinary research and is located in the heart of one of the country's most livable cities. WID's mission is to discover and inspire through interdisciplinary research conducted in a dynamic, collaborative community. WID advances frontiers of knowledge, accelerates development of solutions, and engages the State of Wisconsin through interdisciplinary research.

Ph.D in biochemistry or related field required. We are seeking an established Principal Investigator, but will consider applicants at the Assistant Professor level, with expertise in metabolism and flux analysis as it relates to human health. Candidates for associate or full professor rank must meet criteria for appointment at rank per UW School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines for appointment and promotion on the tenure track.

We seek applicants with a track record of outstanding research accomplishments and exhibiting a strong commitment to mentoring and teaching in a highly collegial and collaborative academic environment. The successful candidate will be expected to (1) maintain an internationally-recognized research program studying metabolism, (2) attract and maintain extramural funding, (3) mentor students, and/or postdoctoral fellows, (4) teach a required one credit per year (either graduate or undergraduate), (5) participate in faculty governance activities in WID, the tenure home department, the school and/or University, and (6) participate in professional and/or university service.

All applications must be submitted via the Jobs at UW website at http://go.wisc.edu/fluxomics. To apply, you will be asked to submit a Cover Letter/Statement of Interest, including a 2-3 page Research Statement, a Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Upon application submission, your references will be automatically contacted to upload a letter of reference.

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is February 15, 2019, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

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