Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 235660-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The UW-Madison Department of Biochemistry is home to the Cryo-EM Research Center (CEMRC), Collaborative Crystallography Core (CCC), National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison (NMRFAM), Biophysics Instrumentation Facility (BIF) and the Biochemistry Optical Core (BOC). The Department and campus are also home to an established, broad base of users of these facilities, along with significant interest garnered from researchers from other academic institutions and the private sector. The incumbent will report to the Directors of the CEMRC and CCC, who will share responsibilities for performance review. The incumbent will have cross-cutting opportunities to guide user efforts to obtain structural information needed to advance their research missions.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD is required in Biophysics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least 3 years relevant research experience in X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM).

The person hired must have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, a talent for collaborative research, good organizational skills, an ability to teach effectively, an ability to be self-motivated and work independently, and sufficient knowledge of the operation of modern X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy to effectively interface with the user community and identify and coordinate maintenance and repair with other department staff and service personnel.

Expertise in collection and analysis of X-ray diffraction data and computational analysis of cryo-EM data is required, with at least basic familiarity with synchrotron X-ray sources and tomographic and single particle methods in cryo-EM.

Additional Information:

Prefix will be determined at time of hire based on relevant experience. Prefixes will have the following minimum salaries:
Assistant: $55,000
Associate: $65,000

The University and Madison offer a thriving environment with ready access to cultural activities, outdoor pursuits, and stimulating neighbors and colleagues. UW-Madison and the Department of Biochemistry are committed to further increasing the diversity of the campus community, programs, and curricula.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Department of Biochemistry and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity in cutting-edge research, education, and service to society. These values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching environment for all students, faculty, and staff.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply online at "Jobs at UW" ( under job number 235660. Applications must be received through UW Madison's online application system. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered.

Click the "" button to start the application process.

Applicants will be asked to upload the following:
1) Curriculum vitae (CV)
2) Brief statement of relevant research experience in X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM)

Contact information for three (3) references will be requested at the time of application.

Applicants can find relevant information about the Department of Biochemistry at


Stefanie Lannoye
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Jun 9 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 23 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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