ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY

University of Wisconsin

MADISON, WI

Job posting number: #7082861

Posted: August 12, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Department of Biomolecular Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Department of Biomolecular Chemistry is an interdisciplinary, research-driven department housed within the Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Complex, within the School of Medicine and Public Health. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is 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 systemic barriers to the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups in science.

We are seeking to build on strengths in the department including chromosome and RNA biology, gene expression, development, metabolism, and cellular signaling: see https://bmolchem.wisc.edu/. Approaches of interest include (but are not limited to) quantitative imaging and structural biology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent extramurally funded research program that investigates molecular mechanisms and their connection to human disease. This research program will benefit from interactions with a broad, collaborative research community, and access to exceptional core facilities, including state-of-the-art cryo-EM and imaging facilities.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:
The successful candidate will carry out research, 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.

The successful candidate will be expected to 1) develop a vigorous and internationally recognized research program, 2) attract and maintain extramural funding, 3) mentor students and postdoctoral trainees, 4) participate in teaching, 5) participate in faculty governance activities and 6) participate in professional, public, and university service. These duties will be performed at the following percentages: 75-80% Research; 10-15% Teaching; 5-10% Service


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:
Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or a related field required.

MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
Three (3) years of post-doctoral training preferred. Ideally in chromosome and RNA biology, gene expression, development, metabolism, and cellular signaling.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, women, and LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities are strongly encouraged.



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