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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 98440-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Biochemistry ( invites applications for a tenure-track (junior) Assistant Professor faculty position to build on its strengths in biochemical research and technology and contribute to its multi-year hiring plan in cutting-edge cryo-EM based structural biology.

This position is part of a hiring initiative to enhance and complement UW-Madison's strengths in cryo-EM, structural biology, and biomedical research. The faculty hire will develop progressive cryo-EM research programs in a biochemistry-related field that may cover research areas including, but not limited to, bacteriology, cell biology, membrane protein biology, or virology that will take advantage of the resources available in the new Cryo-EM Research Center. The Center houses four new cryo-microscopes including 300 kV Titan Krios, 200 kV Talos Arctica, 120 kV Talos L120C, an Aquilos cryo-FIB-SEM, as well as other ancillary preparative equipment.

The Department provides outstanding support and a stimulating research environment within the highly collaborative research community at UW-Madison. User facilities available in the department to enable faculty research include animal care, biophysical and advanced microscopy instrumentation, electronic media and information technologies, and structural biology including Cryo-Electron Microscopy, NMR, and X-ray crystallography. Other excellent additional resources available nearby on campus include metabolomics, mass spectrometry, next-generation RNA and DNA sequencing, and high-throughput computing. UW-Madison is a world-class academic institution ranking sixth in the nation in science and engineering expenditures, which are over $1 billion and growing. The city of Madison provides a welcoming, culturally rich environment highly ranked in national surveys for quality of life.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty and staff.

Principal Duties:

This position is an academic (9-month) tenure-track (junior) faculty at the Assistant Professor level.

Principal duties to include:

1. Carry out a vigorous, collaborative, externally funded research program at the forefront of cryo-EM centered structural biology.

2. S/he will be teaching undergraduates and graduates in department curricula.

3. S/he will use biochemical, biophysical, and structural approaches, in particular, cryo-EM, cryo-ET (tomography), and/or CLEM approaches to understand the structure, dynamic responses and biological function of macromolecular assemblies.

4. Contribute and participate in professional, university, and community service appropriate to rank.

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:

Applicants must have a PhD in a biological or biomedical science.

We are seeking applicants that study biological macromolecules or assemblies using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and other biophysical, structural, and biochemical techniques.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

A minimum of two years' postdoctoral research experience is preferred.

Preference will be given to candidate(s) who display a productive record of established scholarship of national and international significance in cryo-EM driven structural biology, and demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.

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.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

JULY 01, 2020


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply online at "Jobs at UW" ( under job number 98440. Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system.

Click the "Apply Now" button above, to start the application process.

As part of the online application, and in order to be considered for this position, applicants should submit ONE document in pdf (preferred) or word format that contains the following information:

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae (CV)
3. Statement of research experience and interests with a description of current and planned research (3-5 pages)
4. Statement of teaching interests (1-page)

Contact information for three (3) references will be requested at the time of application. References will be contacted and asked to provide a letter of recommendation.

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is October 1, 2019, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


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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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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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