Madison, Wisconsin
Sep 09, 2021
Nov 08, 2021
PVL# 94252
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time

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 60 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.

The Waisman Center seeks to hire a new tenure-track faculty member with appointment in the relevant home department, with expertise and interests in functional genetics/genomics of IDD cross the lifespan.  The area of interest is broadly characterized as follows:

A human geneticist (PVL# 94252) with a focus on disease gene/risk allele discovery and gene-environment interaction. Expertise in developing and using innovative tools to generate and/or integrate multiple types of genotype and phenotype data is preferred. Physician-scientists with clinical expertise in IDD are strongly encouraged to apply, and will receive protected time to devote to their research program.


Applicants must have a PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or the equivalent, in a relevant field, and demonstrated excellence in research. Modern laboratory space, extensive computational infrastructure, and substantial resources are available. The successful applicant is expected to develop vibrant, collaborative, extramurally-funded research programs in any of the areas described above. Rank and department affiliation at UW will be determined based on the background, experience and interest of the candidate.  Any department listed on the PVL (major/primary or other/secondary) may serve as the tenure home of the successful candidate.  The successful candidate must fulfill departmental requirements to obtain tenure.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received through Jobs at UW portal (https://jobs.wisc.edu) by November 11, 2021 for PVL 94252. To apply, please click on the "Apply Now" button at http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/498549/assistant-associate-or-professor-of-geneticscluster-hire for PVL# 94252 (human geneticist).  Applicants will be asked to upload the following four items: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) 3-page statement of research interests, and (4) 1-page statement of teaching interests, along with contact information of three references we will contact to request confidential letters of recommendation.

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.