Current Positions

Research Administrator - Biostatistics & Medical Informatics

Are you a research administrator looking for a new challenge? If so, apply to join the team in the Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics. BMI is a dynamic, fast-growing department in search of a research administrator to support our faculty on central campus, which includes research in statistical genetics and genomics, bioinformatics, microbiome, computational optics, image analysis, and machine learning, among other topics. Our faculty collaborate with colleagues across campus, including the Morgridge Institute for Research, and maintain active, high-profile research portfolios. The successful applicant will provide cradle-to-grave research administration services to the faculty, thus minimizing faculty administrative burden. We encourage applicants from all under-represented groups.

If you are interested in this position, apply using the UW online job application system by January 4, 2019 to be sure you are considered for the position. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) professional references, including at least one current or former supervisor. We value diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from underrepresented groups. The search committee may choose to consider applications received after the January 4 application deadline, and we do not assure that late applications will be considered.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 4, 2019

Student Services Coordinator

We seek a high-energy, well organized individual with an eye for detail and who is excited about managing the department's academic educational programs. This is a key position for the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (BMI). The successful applicant will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the Department's academic graduate, undergraduate, summer educational programs, which include a brand new PhD program in Biomedical Data Science. The position's duties include ensuring that the Department recruits a diverse and talented student body and that our students receive the services, guidance, and resources required to complete their programs. Additionally, the successful applicant will be responsible for collecting, maintaining, analyzing, and reporting data; developing marketing materials; supervising the associate student services coordinator; working closely with the faculty and faculty director of each program; and managing the academic programs website. This is a great opportunity to contribute significantly to a vibrant and growing department. If this varied position intrigues you, please apply today! We especially encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

If you are interested in this position, please apply using the University of Wisconsin's on-line job application system. We encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 28, 2018

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Cryo-Electron Microscopy Image Analysis

The Organization

As an independent research organization, the Morgridge Institute for Research explores uncharted scientific territory to discover tomorrow’s cures. In affiliation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we support researchers who take a fearless approach to advancing human health in emerging fields such as regenerative biology, metabolism, virology and medical engineering. Through public programming, we work to inspire scientific curiosity in everyday life.

The Opportunity

The Morgridge Institute for Research, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Departments of Biochemistry and of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (BMI), seek a tenure track assistant/associate/full professor to develop and collaboratively apply cutting-edge computational and statistical image analysis approaches to advance the use of cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) in structural and cell biology research. This position is part of a major campus cryo-EM expansion, comprising new faculty hires in experimental and computational cryo-EM, and a facility to house four new cryo-microscopes including Thermo Fisher’s 300 kV Titan Krios, 200 kV Talos Arctica, 120 kV Talos L120C, and Aquilos cryo-FIB-SEM.

The successful candidate will bring exceptional potential to advance these goals and will join a dynamic, expanding community of cryo-EM investigators and an image analysis community spanning light and electron microscopy imaging. This new hire will carry out a vigorous, collaborative, externally funded research program at the forefront of developing and applying cryo-EM image analysis. S/he will also teach graduates and undergraduates, and participate in professional, university, and community service appropriate to rank.

In keeping with Madison traditions of collaboration and highly successful joint appointments, the interactive partner units in this hire will mutually support this position with substantial computational facilities, diverse biological collaborators and computational colleagues, high quality students, and other resources. Following proven, attractive models, the successful candidate will become a Morgridge Institute Investigator and a UW-Madison faculty member, providing many synergistic benefits.

The Morgridge Institute, a private inter¬disciplinary research institute and UW partner, combines deep computational strengths with leading groups in multi-scale imaging, virology, stem cells, and more. The UW appointment will include support from Biochemistry and BMI, with primary department affiliation determined with input from the candidate. Biochemistry, ranked in the top two US departments in the field, houses the new cryo-EM facility. BMI is home to an NIH Center of Excellence in Big Data Computation. UW-Madison is a world-class academic institution ranking sixth in the nation in science and engineering expenditures, which are over
$1 billion and growing. The city of Madison provides a vibrant, culturally rich environment highly ranked in national surveys for quality of life.


Candidates should have a PhD and productive track record in computer sciences, math, physics, statistics, computational biology or another relevant area, demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment, and deep motivation to advance image analysis to match recent cryo-EM developments. Examples of relevant approaches include but are not limited to image analysis, machine learning, computer vision, and data visualization. Current analytical challenges in cryo-EM include, e.g., particle heterogeneity, automated atomic modeling, molecular dynamics simulations, sub-tomogram averaging, object recognition and automated tomogram segmentation.

Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity should submit a letter of interest, CV, names and contact information for 3 references, a 3-4 page statement of prior research accomplishments and future research interests, and a 1 page statement of teaching philosophy via email to Cryo-EM [at] In addition, applicants must also arrange for each of their three references to submit letters of reference on their behalf to this email address.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2018; however, the search will remain open and application will be considered until the position is filled. AA/EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality

Application Deadline: Saturday, December 15, 2018

Social Genomics Cluster Faculty

The Department of Sociology and the Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics seek applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the Social Genomics Cluster. The successful candidate for this position will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, collaborative, cutting-edge, highly visible and extramurally-funded research program that specializes in data integration from genomic and social sciences sources with a focus on statistical and computational approaches to genetic prediction (genetic risk scores/polygenic scores) and/or the application of these scores to answering social and health sciences questions.

Official position listing:


See the complete job description and apply online here.

UW-Madison seeks 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.

Tenure homes for candidates will reside in departments relevant to candidate's area of expertise. Possible tenure homes include: Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Department of Population Health Sciences, Department of Sociology, Department of Psychology, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, School of Public Affairs.

This position is listed as an A-basis (12-month) position; however, depending on the tenure home, this position may be a C-basis (9-month) appointment.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.

Application Deadline: Thursday, November 15, 2018