WID Seeks Machine Learning and “Fluxomics” Hires

As the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery continues to push scientific boundaries, opportunities have arisen in two emerging cutting-edge fields. WID seeks to add to its roster of excellent faculty with two new hires in machine learning and metabolic flux and human health.

Machine Learning

WID and the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics are jointly searching for an assistant, associate, or full professor with research interests in the broad application of machine learning to biological problems. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and funding methodological and collaborative research programs, teaching and mentoring students, and providing professional service at a level commensurate with the faculty rank.

Area of Specialization: Research focus on machine learning or a closely related area. Other relevant methodological expertise may include, but is not limited to, database theory and methods and/or data mining, natural language processing, data privacy and security.

More information and application here.

Metabolic Flux & Human Health (“Fluxomics”)

WID has a rewarding opportunity for a tenure track faculty position to study ‘molecules in motion’ at the intersection of metabolism and human health. We seek a chemist/biochemist/chemical biologist who studies metabolites within cells or organisms in a time-resolved manner. New advances in technology and computational modeling enable understanding of small molecule movement and metabolism through complex pathways in unprecedented detail, creating the field of “fluxomics”. A hire in the field of metabolic flux would provide ‘glue’ among research groups of diverse interests in WID, would provide a natural bridge with the Morgridge Institute, and would coalesce major interest in fluxomics on the UW campus.

We are seeking an established Principal Investigator, but will consider applicants at the Assistant Professor level, with expertise in metabolism and flux analysis as it relates to human health. Candidates for associate or full professor rank must meet criteria for appointment at rank per UW School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines for appointment and promotion on the tenure track. We seek applicants with a track record of outstanding research accomplishments and exhibiting a strong commitment to mentoring and teaching in a highly collegial and collaborative academic environment.

More information and application here.

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