TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN FUNCTIONAL GENETICS & GENOMICS OF IDD AT WAISMAN CTR, UW-MADISON
Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
September 5, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The Waisman Center seeks to hire three new tenure-track faculty members at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, all with appointments in relevant home departments, with expertise and interests in functional genetics/genomics of IDD cross the lifespan. One of the three positions is a biostatistician/bioinformatician (PVL# 94255) with a focus on developing both computational and statistical strategies to identify risk genes and/or gene networks for neurodevelopmental or neurodegenerative diseases. A prime area of interest is to develop, refine, and operate next-generation sequencing pipelines/tools to streamline bioinformatics pipelines for different study designs including variant calling and annotation, de novo variant and copy number variation detection, somatic variant calling, amplicon and gene panel analyses, variant interpretation, and correlation with clinical outcomes.
Principal duties include:
- Develop an independent, vibrant, collaborative, extramurally funded research program, specializing in developing both computational and statistical strategies in genetics and genomics.
- Collaborate with investigators at UW-Madison and/or its partner institutions in the broad area of biostatistics and/or biomedical informatics.
- Publish results in leading biostatistics and/or biomedical journals appropriate to areas of
- Teach courses, usually about 1 per year, to undergraduate and/or graduate students.
- Train and mentor graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
- Participate in professional and university service appropriate to the faculty rank.
We seek candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, or equivalent) in biostatistics, statistics, biomedical informatics, computer science, computational biology, or a closely related quantitative area. Area of specialization: development and application of quantitative approaches and methodologies in genetics and genomics. Preferred candidates should demonstrate interests in both methodological development and collaborative applications, and in motivating their methodological research through such biological, clinical, and/or public health sciences. Years of experience will be commensurate with the rank sought. All candidates must have proven success in leading and conducting research and teaching appropriate to their stage of career. A key consideration is the ability to and interest in working in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment. Modern laboratory space, extensive computational infrastructure, and substantial resources are available. The successful applicants are expected to develop vibrant, collaborative, extramurally-funded research programs in any of the areas described above. Any department listed on the PVL (major/primary or other/secondary) may serve as the tenure home of the successful candidates. The successful candidates must fulfill departmental requirements to obtain tenure.
About Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Waisman Center (www.waisman.wisc.edu) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is an interdisciplinary research center internationally recognized for its pioneering contributions to the understanding of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The center supports interdisciplinary research of 63 faculty from 24 academic departments across 8 schools/colleges spanning biochemical, molecular, cell biological, animal model, human and animal brain imaging, and human cognitive and behavioral analyses. It also hosts an array of clinics specialized in various IDD conditions with > 2,800 unique patients per year. The Waisman Center is home to an Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC), a University Center for Excellence in Development Disabilities (UCEDD), and a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Related Disorders (LEND) programs, all federally-designated.