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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 234987-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Blood Cancer Research Institute (WBCRI), in collaboration with UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) and several departments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (School of Medicine and Public Health), is recruiting a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a cutting-edge, extramurally-funded, independent (and collaborative) research program focusing on normal or malignant hematopoiesis and related areas. This opportunity will allow the scientist or physician-scientist to develop a major research program on basic and translational science relevant to blood cancer. The highly supportive scholarly environment resides in state-of-the-art facilities. The successful candidate will be a member of WBCRI and UWCCC, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, which provides outstanding collaborative opportunities and exceptional core facilities, including flow cytometry, informatics, metabolomics, circulating biomarker, genome editing/animal models, pathology and small animal imaging among others. Research programs utilize genetic mouse models, human pluripotent cells, primary human samples and diverse systems to address problems on normal and malignant hematopoiesis, including regulatory networks controlling stem and progenitor cells, bone marrow microenvironment, cell therapeutics and mechanisms underlying myeloid leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: innovative models to understand hematopoiesis, genome/epigenome biology, hematology-immunology interface, single-cell biology and multi-omics. We offer competitive start-up packages, including substantial salary support, and a dedication to facilitate career development. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is committed to diversity, and we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Principal Duties:

The successful candidate will be expected to (1) develop an internationally-recognized research program studying cancer, (2) attract and maintain extramural funding, (3) mentor students, and/or postdoctoral fellows, (4) teach, (5) participate in faculty governance activities in the tenure home department, the school and/or University, and (6) participate in professional and/or university service. Actively participate and collaborate with other faculty in the Wisconsin Blood Cancer Research Institute and the Department of Oncology.

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 Cancer Research, Hematology, Genetics/Genomics, Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology, Biochemistry, Pathology, or related field required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least 3 years of postdoctoral experience is required. Candidates with high-impact discoveries and a history of important research publications is highly desired.

Additional Information:

UW-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. 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. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

Tenure home will be determined at the time of hire based on the selected candidate's qualifications and interests.

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with PVL 234311; please note that three vacancies exist. However, there are a total of two position vacancy listings (PVLs 234311 and 234987) which allows the School of Medicine and Public Health to consider candidates with qualifications for tenure-track faculty credentials for this position.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

JANUARY 01, 2022


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested individuals should use the online UW Job application system to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), statement of research (2-3 pages), statement of teaching philosophy (1/2-page), along with contact information of three references we will contact to request confidential letters of recommendation.

To ensure full consideration, please apply by September 30, 2021. The position will remain open and applicants may be considered until the position is filled.

Applications must be received through our online UW Jobs Application system, applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered.


Emery Bresnick
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