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Moving Forward on the Path of Discovery: UW-Madison Searches for Permanent WID Director

The University is now seeking applicants for a permanent WID Director, charged with continuing WID’s mission and pressing onward in innovation and discovery.

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Discovery is a process, always advancing, never finished even after tremendous accomplishments. Yesterday’s breakthroughs become the foundation for tomorrow’s innovations as the process of discovery moves continually forward.

The 20 faculty at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery – whose research spans biology, mathematics, health care, and much more in the Institute’s five research themes – are making discoveries every day while always pursuing new paths forward in their research, often transcending disciplinary boundaries to work with their colleagues in new and inventive ways.

In service of such persistent progress, the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery is now seeking applicants for a permanent Director. As the Institute continues its mission to enhance human health and welfare by facilitating interdisciplinary research spanning biotechnology, nanotechnology, and information technology, the new director will ensure that WID is positioned on the forefront of each of its respective research areas while also continuing to be a leader in cultivating cross-disciplinary inquiry at UW-Madison and beyond.

The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery is a great Wisconsin experiment, and a director with a fresh perspective on how to develop new scientific connections and communities and create a climate that fosters creativity and productivity will help to continue the success found in the Institute’s first five years.

Find more information about the search here.

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