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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 220709-AS
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Other, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

University of Wisconsin - Madison seeks applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor position. This position also includes a joint appointment with the School of Pharmacy. Responsibilities include the development of externally funded research projects within the UW, lecturing undergraduate, professional and graduate students on various topics relevant to forensic toxicology (such as toxicokinetics and toxicology of drugs of abuse), overseeing research projects with the collaboration of the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH). The WSLH is the Public Health Laboratory of Wisconsin which provides access, training opportunities and/or assistance in the principles and operation of analytical instrumentation, including GC-MS , LC-MS/MS, and LC-QTOF-MS. Collaboration with the WSLH will include the Forensic Toxicology Unit in addition to a variety of other units such as Newborn Screening and Chemical Emergency Response. The WSLH also provides analytical services, expertise, and training to the law enforcement community and other external customers, both nationally and internationally. This position would have the opportunity to interface with the WSLH partners in various research projects. Expertise in biological sample processing, including SPE and other techniques, such as toxicokinetics, is also preferred.

Principal Duties:

30%- Programmatic duties at WSLH
Oversee research projects and collaborate with the WSLH on the analytical testing needs and data outcomes. Provide outreach to partners as to the progress of any research relevant to external stakeholders.

70%- Research, Teaching and Academic Duties
Establish a high quality, independent, externally funding research program. Collaborate with other UW faculty and researchers. Teach courses in professional and graduate program within the School of Pharmacy. Provide training for students, fellows, and postdocs. Represent the organization by giving presentations at professional conferences.

The successful candidate will have opportunities for collaborations across WSLH and Pharmacy, utilizing expansive array of scientific equipment within the WSLH.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in chemistry, toxicology, forensic science or related field

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

A minimum of two years postdoctoral laboratory experience in research and testing of biological samples for the presence of alcohol and/or drugs of abuse. Experience with GC-MS, LC-MS/MS and Quadrapole Time of Flight MS preferred.

Appointment as Associate Professor (CHS) will require candidates credentials to meet criteria for appointment at rank per the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy guidelines for appointment and promotion on the CHS track.

Additional Information:

This position is a unique opportunity to collaborate with a world renowned University and Public Health Laboratory inclusive of the Forensic Toxicology Unit. The WSLH is a frontier laboratory in many ways including:
- Newborn Screening: responsible for screening infants born in Wisconsin for 47 disorders, hearing loss, and critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) using both mass spectrometry and state-of-the-art molecular technologies, such as next generation sequencing and droplet digital PCR.
- The Biological and Chemical Emergency Response Sections: these groups are a part of the national Laboratory Response Network dedicated to respond to chemical and biological threats
- Communicable Disease Division: coordinates a network of clinical laboratories throughout Wisconsin for emergency and public health response, as well as facilitates planning among clinical laboratories, local public health laboratories and other state-level laboratories all in partnership with the CDC
- The Forensic Toxicology Section: this is the largest forensic toxicology section of its kind in a publicly funded laboratory and is intricately involved with international law enforcement, judicial networks, Coroners and Medical Examiners and the Wisconsin Department of Health.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

SEPTEMBER 01, 2020


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, please click on the Apply Now button. Applicants should upload the following as PDFs:
1. Cover Letter
2. CV
3. A 2-3 page Research Statement, summarizing current and planned research
4. A 1-2 page Teaching Statement

The deadline for assuring full consideration is May 7, 2020, however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Jenni Regan
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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