University of Wisconsin-Madison- Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor- Chemical Biology / Engineering

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Working title: Professor – Bionates Theme Area – Chemical Biology/Engineering


Degree and area of specialization:

Ph.D. in an engineering or biology discipline that combines engineering design with biotechnology

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Candidates for tenure rank will possess academic credentials to qualify for a tenured faculty appointment at UW-Madison. Post-doctoral research experience and teaching experience preferred but not required. Senior applicants must have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and service.
* Experience in building micro- and nano-structured tools that advance the creation, optimization, and implementation of biomaterials for tissue engineering scaffolds and drug delivery applications
* Experience in designing innovative and efficient high-throughput tools to screen and examine cell-material interactions at the sub-cellular scale
* Experience in integration of novel devices, manipulation strategies, and smart materials is a plus

Principal duties:

The Bionates (Bio-nanocomposite Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering) research theme at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID), University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks to recruit a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher with expertise in combining micro-, nano- and bio-technology to bridge the fields of chemistry, biology, and engineering. Successful applicants will receive start-up funding and be able to work in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment, performing research at the interface of tissue engineering, cell and developmental biology, chemistry, bio-, and nano-technology, as well as materials science and polymer engineering. This position provides an exceptional opportunity to interact with researchers in fields that span the physical, biological, and social sciences, with the common goal of enhancing overall human health and welfare.

Individuals applying for these positions will be expected to:

* Establish and maintain innovative, strong, and externally funded research programs
* Solve biological/chemical/engineering/medical problems with a scientific approach
* Collaborate with other Bionates and UW-Madison faculty, as well as research groups worldwide
* Work well both independently and in multicultural, multidisciplinary teams
* Establish a record of garnering extramural funding and publishing in scientific journals
* Contribute to Bionates team outreach, service, and education efforts

The vision of this research theme is to create a hub for science-, technology-, and innovation-driven tissue engineering scaffold research to propel the discoveries and realization of new biomedical treatments and technological applications. To fulfill this vision, the research team invites applications and nominations for two tenure-track faculty positions in the following areas. Candidates who work in other closely related areas that complement and create synergy with existing expertise of this research team, such as nano-engineering for medicine and biology, will also be considered.

The successful applicant will develop unique micro- and nanostructured tools that advance the creation, optimization, and implementation of biomaterials for tissue engineering scaffolds and drug delivery applications. With this concentration on tool-building and studying cell┬┐material interactions at the sub-cellular scale, this individual will directly connect with existing and new faculty hires.

Initial lab space for the successful applicants will consist of about 1500 square feet and bio-safety cabinets and chemical fume hoods as well as access to shared facilities for cell culture, microscopy, and material fabrication, synthesis and characterization to conduct his or her research.

Additional Information:

Pay Basis will be Academic (9 month) or Annual (12 month) depending on the tenuring department and division.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.


Application must be received by: DECEMBER 31, 2011


Candidates must apply online

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, and a statement of current and future research plans related to bionanocomposites and tissue engineering. The full application, submitted as a PDF, should not exceed 10 pages. In addition, three references from persons knowledgeable with the applicant’s research, leadership and/or teaching abilities must be supplied separately via the application website.

Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #65106 to

Christine Lacey Phone: 608-263-5963
1513 University Ave Fax: N/A
1055 Mechanical Engr Bldg Email:
Madison, WI 53706-1539
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