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Job no: 100750-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Engineering, Health Care, Medical, Social Services

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 Advanced Human Organ Biomanufacturing.

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 Biomedical Engineering and Cell and Regenerative Biology. 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: The two recruitments within the cluster are as follows: 1) PVL 100750 (this position) and 2) PVL 100621, Stem Cell Therapy and Regenerative Biology (recruitment lead led by Department of Cell and Regenerative Medicine).

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.

Discoveries over the past decade in human stem cell biology and tissue engineering have enabled some human tissues to be grown outside the body. Examples include therapeutic tissues for transplantation (e.g. skin for burn patients), tissues in a dish for drug discovery (e.g. brain tissue for Alzheimer's Disease drug discovery), and tissues in a dish for toxin screening (e.g. liver tissue for hepatotoxicity testing). While the discoveries to date have been significant, there remain opportunities to biomanufacture functional human tissues that are more similar to natural human organs in their structure, scale, and function. This new hire will focus on biomanufacturing human organs for transplantation and/or precision medicine applications. Concepts to be emphasized in this faculty search include:
i) tissue engineering approaches that mimic human organ development, and recapitulate human organ structure and function;
ii) medical device technologies that enable scalable human organ assembly and function;
iii) approaches that allow for multiple, distinct tissue types to communicate and function in a manner that mimics complex human organs.

The advances pioneered by this new cluster hire could result in a paradigm shift in human precision medicine, and ultimately reduce the need for animal models in human biology and medicine. The new hire is expected to engage strongly with regenerative biology, tissue engineering, veterinary surgery, and clinical communities at UW Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research. Prospective Home Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Cell and Regenerative Biology, Comparative Biosciences, Medicine, Neuroscience, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Surgery.

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.



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

JULY 01, 2020


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

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.

Candidate selection begins November 1, 2019, and will continute until the position is filled. All applications recevied by January 1, 2020 will be given full consideration.


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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Posted: 10/2/2019
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