BMC seeking applicants for tenure-track Assistant Professor position

The Department of Biomolecular Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek individuals with a vigorous research program to build on and complement the strengths within the department, including but not limited to chromosome and RNA biology, gene expression, development, metabolism, cellular signaling, cell biology and structural biology.

About the Department

Our productive, collegial, and highly interdisciplinary biochemistry department is part of a world-class academic institution with an international reputation for fundamental, translational, and cross-disciplinary research and is located in the heart of one of the country’s most livable cities. Our department believes that the most innovative science happens within a diverse team and a supportive environment. To this end we strive to eliminate systematic barriers to the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups in science.

Our department is housed within the expansive Biochemical Sciences Complex. These research facilities are designed to enhance collaborative science using state-of-the-art approaches relevant to biomedical sciences, including computational, genomic, structural, chemical, molecular, and high-resolution microscopic approaches. The department has a vibrant research program, and faculty train graduate students from several outstanding Ph.D. programs. The successful candidate will also benefit from engagement with the broader scientific community, including, the Center for Quantitative Imaging, LOCI, the Cryo-EM Research Center, the Morgridge Institute for Research, the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, the Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine, the UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC), and the UW Hospital, and access to cutting-edge technologies through outstanding core facilities.

About the Role and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be expected to develop an independent extramurally funded research program that investigates molecular mechanisms and their connection to human disease, teach and mentor students and staff, and participate in administrative and committee work to support the scholarly missions of the School of Medicine and Public Health. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members.

Candidates with a PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or a related field and preferably three years of postdoctoral experience should submit the following by October 31, 2021:

  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Research statement (maximum of 3 pages, including any figures and references) that briefly summarizes past research accomplishments and emphasizes future research plans,
  • Statement (1 page) outlining candidates teaching experience and philosophy as well as commitment to enhancing diversity equity and inclusion effort in the sciences, and
  • Names and email addresses for three (3) letters for recommendation.

Applications must be received as a single pdf through our online UW application system, which can be accessed here:

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Please contact Melissa Harrison, Chair of Search Committee, with questions.

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