Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Human Genomics and Precision Medicine - Novel Diagnostics

Madison, Wisconsin
September 01 2019
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Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Human Genomics and Precision Medicine - Novel Diagnostics


Position and Center Summary:

The Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine (CHGPM) was recently established at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to lead a large-scale expansion of the University’s activities in applied genomics and personalized medicine. The CHGPM’s multifaceted application of genomic sciences to clinical medicine encompasses basic, translational and clinical research as well as educational activities and community outreach. The Center now is entering a phase of rapid growth, recruiting multiple tenure-track faculty with expertise relevant to advancing scientific knowledge relevant to genomic medicine and developing new strategies for improving health.

As part of our recruiting efforts, the UW Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine seeks to hire one tenure track faculty member in human genomics and/or precision medicine. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent and highly-collaborative research program focused on the development and implementation of novel molecular diagnostic and prognostic approaches to genetic disease and/or cancer. The tenure home of the successful applicant will be determined at the time of hire in a Department of the School of Medicine and Public Health.

The successful candidate will have the majority of their time protected for the development of an internationally recognized collaborative research program that focuses on the development of novel molecular diagnostic and prognostic assays for germ line and somatic genetic disorders. They also will be expected to 1) acquire and sustain robust extramural research funding, 2) teach students and postdoctoral trainees, 3) teach in an area commensurate with their research expertise, 4) participate in faculty governance, and 5) participate in professional, public, and university service.

As a member of the Center, the successful candidate will be given space in the Center’s new facilities, which includes CLIA-compliant diagnostic laboratory space, as well as significant financial resources for their research program. They also will have access to all of the benefits of a preeminent public research university that is 6th in the nation in research funding, including an extensive computational infrastructure as well as substantial omics-related core facilities. The Departments of Medical Genetics and Genetics, the Waisman Center, the Genome Center of Wisconsin, the UW Biotechnology Center, and the Carbone Cancer Center provide additional support for the local genetics/genomics community, which hosts the oldest and largest NIH-funded training graduate program in genetics, a MSc genetic counselling program, and ABMG-accredited fellowship programs.


Ph.D. in genetics or a related discipline is required.

At least two (2) years of post-doctoral training is required. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated potential for excellence in molecular diagnostics exemplified through their research, publications, grants, teaching, or seminars. ABMGG board certification/eligibility in clinical molecular diagnostics or the foreign equivalent is preferred. All candidates must have proven success in leading and conducting research and teaching appropriate to their stage of career. Associate/Full Professor candidates must possess experience and scholarly credentials for appointment with tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). A key consideration is the ability to and interest in working in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment.

To Apply:

Interested individuals should use the online UW Job application system to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and statements of research (3-page) and teaching interests (1-page), along with contact information of three references we will contact to request confidential letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration, please apply by November 1, 2019. You can apply at the UW Jobs site: and search for Job#: 98961

Questions about the position can be directed to our HR Business Partner, Cody Roekle at

Please visit the Center’s website or application link to learn more about the position:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus’ interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence. We therefore seek candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense, and especially invite applications from minorities and women. 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.

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