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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Job Summary:

The Boekhoff-Falk laboratory is focused on brain regeneration in adult Drosophila brains. We have developed a new model that utilizes a small injury to stimulate cell proliferation and neural regeneration, and are investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying this regeneration. In this position the Scientist will use Drosophila genetics and transgenesis to generate new strains, quantitative analysis of neural regeneration potential in wild type and mutant adult Drosophila brains, lineage tracing of adult-born neurons and glia, RNA-Seq analysis of regenerating brains, and molecular and genetic validation of candidate regeneration genes.

SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.


Identifies research problems, designs research methodologies, performs and supervises research, and prepares and presents results for presentation to professional organizations or for scholarly publications. May supervise staff.
  • 20% Identifies research problems and develops highly complex research methodologies and procedures. Publishes and presents results to help advance research
  • 20% Collects and analyzes highly complex research data, conducts experiments and interviews, and documents results according to established policies and procedures
  • 10% Conducts literature reviews, prepares reports and materials and, disseminates information to appropriate entities
  • 10% Attends and assists with the facilitation of scholarly events and presentations in support of continued professional development and the dissemination of research information
  • 20% Identifies, writes, or assists in developing grant opportunities, grant applications, and proposals to secure research funding
  • 10% May supervise the day-to-day activities of a research unit and staff and resolve routine personnel issues
  • 5% Serves as an institutional subject matter expert and liaison with key internal and external stakeholders providing expert level information and representing the interests of a specialized research area
  • 5% Monitors program budget and approves unit expenditures
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


Terminal Degree
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biology or related field required.


Experience with Drosophila genetics, transgenesis, cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry is required.
Experience conceptualizing projects, designing experiments and writing manuscripts and grants is required.
Established publication record is preferred.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: . Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 10% - 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV, a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position, and a document listing contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notice.


Jennifer Scheuer
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:

Scientist III(RE045)



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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: May 18 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 3 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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