Faculty Call: Virologist Working on RNA Biology — Cluster Hire

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV), in collaboration with the Departments of Pathobiological Sciences, Medical Microbiology & Immunology, or Biochemistry, seek to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. The faculty hire is expected to develop and continue a robust research program aimed at generating new insights into the molecular biology of viruses, particularly RNA viruses, their processes of infection, replication, structure, biochemistry, immunology, evolution, proteins & translation, and/or disease pathogenesis.

This position is one of a three-part synergistic hiring initiative, The Metastructures of Viral Infection, which focuses on multiple components of RNA virology, DNA virology and structural virology. The collective faculty positions expand and complement the Madison Virology Program (MVP). This particular hire is expected to develop or extend a research program geared toward understanding the molecular biology or biochemistry of viruses, with preference given to candidates working on cutting edge research directions relevant to RNA viruses that cause disease in animals or humans, or as emerging or zoonotic viral pathogens.

In keeping with Madison traditions of collaboration and highly successful joint appointments, the IMV and the tenure home department will act as interactive partners in this hire and will mutually support this position with substantial laboratory facilities, diverse biological, biochemical and virology collaborators, high quality students, and other resources. The successful candidate will become an IMV Member and an MVP Affiliate, joining a vibrant community of virologists, complementing and strengthening the UW’s outstanding breadth in biological research. Because this is a cluster hire position, there are creative opportunities for synergy with recent new hires in the areas of DNA virus genome superstructure, and cryo-EM-dependent structural virology. The new faculty member will have additional opportunities to pursue future federal grant applications in conjunction with other virology and structural virology faculty colleagues on campus. The primary department affiliation and tenure home, among the above-listed departments, will be determined based on research scope with significant input from the candidate.

Further information regarding the cluster initiative can be found at:
https://facstaff.provost.wisc.edu/cluster-hiring initiative/

The UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Graduate Research and Education are all 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. We insist that all new hires embrace the importance of equity and diversity in the workplace.

UW-Madison is a world-class academic institution ranking among the top institutions in the nation in science and engineering expenditures, with a research portfolio of over $1 billion. The city of Madison provides a vibrant, culturally rich environment consistently ranked highly in national surveys for quality of life.

The position is a full-time academic tenure-track (Asst) or tenured (Assoc) faculty position. It carries a commitment to the three important functions of instruction, research, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to Faculty rank.

For more information or to apply, please follow this link: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/509174/rna-virology-assistant-or-associate-professor-cluster-hire