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Open Rank Faculty Position in Computational Biophysics
  • Requisition ID #: 31776
  • Job Category: Faculty - Research
  • Department: Biophysics
  • Division: NA
  • City, State: Milwaukee, WI
  • Work Location: MACC Fund Research Center

Position Description:

The Department of Biophysics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) invites applications for a faculty appointment in the area of computational biophysics. Appointments at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor rank will be considered.

The successful candidate will complement existing strengths of the Department in biophysical and clinical research, bridging the scales of biological organization from molecules to higher organisms. Applicants interested in the following areas are encouraged to apply: biophysical modeling of biomolecules and their collective behavior, structural and molecular biophysics, understanding biological mechanisms across biological scales from multi-component assemblies to the molecular level, and structure-based drug discovery.

Medical College of Wisconsin

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MCW recognizes the hard work and multiple responsibilities of our faculty and staff and is committed to improving wellness and wellbeing.  As part of MCW’s commitment, a multitude of resources are provided and encouraged including the Well-Being Index, literature/research, courses, and peer support programs.  MCW’s benefits specific to mental health include:

  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Monthly Wellness Newsletter
  • Wellness Champions

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

MCW is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace that includes individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences.  We believe that embracing human differences is critical to realize our vision of a healthier world, and we recognize that a healthy and thriving community starts from within.  We strive to integrate our human and social differences into MCW’s functioning, strategies and culture to create a diverse and equitable workplace.  If you believe embracing individuality and working together makes us stronger, then MCW is the place for you.  People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Position Requirements:

Candidates must have a PhD or MD degree and an outstanding record of research accomplishments. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a strong, independent, and externally funded research program, as well as interdisciplinary research interactions with Basic Science and Clinical Departments, Research Centers, and Institutes across MCW.

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Candidates must submit the following application materials:

  1. Cover letter (1 page)
  2. Curriculum vitae including a list of publications
  3. Summary of past accomplishments including significance statements for three representative publications (1 page)
  4. Pre/reprints of the three representative publications cited above
  5. Outline of research plans (2-3 pages)
  6. Names and contact information for three references (1 page)

MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the MCW community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.