Assistant Professor of Biology

University of Wisconsin Madison

United States

Assistant Professor of Biology 

  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Faculty
  • Faculty-Full Time
  • Onsite
  • Opening at: Mar 18 2024 at 16:15 CDT
  • 295018-FA

Job Summary:

The Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology (CRB) and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH), in collaboration with the Center for Quantitative Cell Imaging (CQCI) in the office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR), is recruiting a new faculty at the Assistant Professor level with research focused on developing and applying novel optical instrumentation and methods for cell imaging. This opportunity will allow the scientist to sustain and expand a highly collaborative basic science research program aimed at developing advanced multi-scale, multi-model cell imaging approaches. The highly supportive scholarly environment resides in state-of-the-art facilities at the CQCI and UWSMPH, which provides outstanding collaborative opportunities and exceptional resources, including advanced microscopy, flow cytometry, informatics, metabolomics, circulating biomarker, genome editing/animal models, pathology and small animal imaging among others. Competitive start-up packages, including substantial salary support, and a dedication to facilitate career development.


The successful candidate will be expected to (1) direct and run an internationally-recognized research program developing and applying advanced imaging approaches for cell biology, (2) maintain strong extramural funding, (3) mentor students, and/or postdoctoral fellows, (4) participate in departmental and institutional teaching, (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. The candidate will also be expected to participate and collaborate with other faculty in CQCI and CRB. The successful applicant will 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 and engaging in the academic community.

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PhD in Physics, Engineering, Math or a closely related field.


Candidates will have a distinguished academic record and demonstrated potential for continued publications and competitive extramural funding. Expertise in advanced optical imaging instrumentation design and image analysis for cell biology applications is required. The candidate should show evidence of being able to support an independent program in optical imaging technology development and collaborative biological studies.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 01, 2024


ANNUAL (12 months)
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and sick leave; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (

Additional Information:

Please be aware that selected applicants are responsible for ensuring their continuous eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment. This position is an ongoing position that will require continuous work eligibility. University sponsorship is not available for this position. UW-Madison is not an E-Verify employer, and therefore, is not eligible to employ F1-OPT STEM Extension participants. If you are selected for this position you must provide proof of work authorization and eligibility to work.

How to Apply:

The deadline for assuring full consideration is April 19, 2024, however, this position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled. Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal to be considered as a candidate. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered. To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button and use the online UW Job Application system to submit the following:

- Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- A cover letter briefly describing your qualifications and experience
- Statement of research and teaching philosophy (2-3 pages)
- You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.

Employment will require an institutional reference check regarding any misconduct. To be considered, applicants must upload a signed 'Authorization to Release Information' form as part of the application. The authorization form and a definition of 'misconduct' can be found here:


Kevin Eliceiri
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Assistant Professor(FA040)



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