Tenure-track opening: Food Pathogens and Toxins Cluster

The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a highly qualified candidate in genomics, proteomics and/or metabolomics of foodborne microbial pathogens for a tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor level) within its Food Pathogens and Toxins Cluster (see

The position provides a 9-month appointment with competitive start-up package including state-of-the-art laboratory facilities located within the new Microbial Sciences Building. Areas of emphasis may include pathogenesis and virulence, biochemical and genetic regulation of toxin synthesis, and systematic/ecological interactions between microbial foodborne pathogens and their environment, especially food matrices.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an innovative research program that reflects the tradition of research excellence at UW-Madison; obtain extramural research funding; advise graduate students and mentor postgraduate research personnel; teach undergraduate and graduate courses and develop new courses in his/her area of expertise; participate in the UW-Madison Food Research Institute (FRI) program; participate in faculty governance activities of his/her home department, college and/or university; have primary and/or joint faculty appointments as appropriate in departments participating in food-safety related fields; and perform university and community service as appropriate. A Ph.D. or equivalent in life sciences is required.

Applications must include a CV, a statement describing research interests and accomplishments as related to the specific description indicated above, and three letters of reference. Send application materials to Dr. Amy Wong, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Food Microbiology and Toxicology, University of Wisconsin, 1925 Willow Drive, Madison, WI 53706. Applications received by July 1, 2007 will be assured full consideration; review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.