Job description


Job no: 99421-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks faculty candidates for a tenure track faculty position in the broad area of Advanced Biomanufacturing, with a specific emphasis on Next Generation Biosensors.

This position is a part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative to add to the vibrant community combining advanced biomanufacturing approaches at UW-Madison. Participating units include: the Departments of Biomedial Engineering, Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, Chemical & Biological Engineering, and Pediatrics. Tenure home will be determined at the time of hire based on the selected candidate?s qualifications and interests. Further information regarding this initiative can be found at:

UW is a recognized world leader in regenerative biology and medicine, and a national leader in stem cell engineering and tissue engineering approaches. In addition, UW is one of the few institutions in the U.S. that co-localizes top programs in life sciences, engineering, clinical medicine, and veterinary medicine. Thus, there is significant expertise in areas of relevance to Advanced Biomanufacturing. These local strategic strengths and resources make UW an ideal location for new faculty in emerging areas of critical need in biomanufacturing. The current hiring focus on Advanced Biomanufacturing will complement existing strengths throughout the university, and will continue to build a strategic strength in the rapidly emerging biomanufacturing field.

Principal Duties:

Advanced Biomanufacturing faculty hires will have tenure home in one or more academic departments. They will be expected to maintain a world-class extramurally funded graduate research program on technological problems that are relevant to the needs of the profession and of society. They will also contribute to the education and professional development of undergraduate and graduate students, teach courses, and engage in department, college, university, community, and professional service activities as appropriate.

One of the primary challenges facing Advanced Biomanufacturing is the inability to measure cell/tissue viability and function non-invasively and in real time. Biomanufacturing processes typically require destruction of cells/tissues during and after the manufacturing process in order to measure viability and function. These measurements increase biomanufacturing costs and provide very limited "snapshots" of information about the success of the biomanufacturing process. There is a critical need for biosensors that can provide real time, non-destructive information about cell/tissue viability and function. There is also potential to generate biomanufacturing approaches that include feedback loops for smart biomanufacturing of optimized cells and tissues. This new hire will focus on creating, designing, building, and utilizing biosensors for Advanced Biomanufacturing. Concepts to be emphasized in this faculty search include:

i) novel biosensory mechanisms that can be embedded within cell and tissue manufacturing workflows;
ii) novel approaches to gain real-time information about cell/tissue viability and function in a non-invasive manner (e.g. optical imaging, traceless nano-sensors);
iii) cellular engineering approaches that can incorporate sensory information and feedback into a cell/tissue biomanufacturing system.

The sensory approaches developed by this new cluster hire could exponentially expand our understanding of the process of cell/tissue formation during manufacturing in vitro, and during their subsequent use in vivo. The new hire is expected to engage strongly with the bioengineering, biology, and clinical communities at UW and the Morgridge Institute for Research. Prospective Home Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

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:

PhD in Engineering or closely related field and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Candidates with truly outstanding accomplishments in any area of research in Advanced Biomanufacturing will be considered for this position.

Candidates will have a distinguished academic record, exceptional potential in establishing a world-class research program, and a commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction. Candidates are required to qualify for a tenure track appointment in a UW-Madison academic department.

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.

A competitive recruitment and selection process was conducted for this employment opportunity and a U.S. worker was not selected. An application for Alien Employment Certification is being filed on behalf of an alien to fill the employment opportunity. Anyone with documentary evidence relative to the application, or available workers, wages and/or working conditions, may contact the Regional Certifying Office of the Department of Labor at the following address:
U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Foreign Labor Certification National Processing Center
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Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 19, 2019


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

This position has been filled. This posting is mandatory to meet a United States Department of Labor Requirement. See the job posting for more details.

To begin the application process please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload one PDF file containing the following: a cover letter; a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) that includes a complete list of publications; a research statement and teaching statement that describe how the applicant's research and teaching experiences fit the recruitment goals of this cluster hire program in Advanced Biomanufacturing. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three references.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 1, 2018, however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Kelly Moran
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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.

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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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Advertised: 27 Jun 2019 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 25 Sep 2019 Central Daylight Time




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