The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) invites applications and nominations for the position of chair of the Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology (CRB).

The Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology is committed to understanding the fundamental mechanisms by which living systems operate at cellular and molecular levels of organization. By embracing a wide range of contemporary and emerging approaches and experimental systems, the department seeks to define signaling and regulatory pathways that provide the basis for understanding, diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Basic research is the centerpiece of the department and serves as the driving force behind teaching and training efforts.

The overarching research interests of the department are highly interdisciplinary, emphasizing molecular, cellular and systems approaches to describe biological processes in molecular terms. To maintain its excellence and stature, the department is currently focusing on existing strengths in four research areas:

  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Stem cell and regenerative biology
  • Cardiovascular biology

We seek a recognized leader with an outstanding academic background, strong research credentials, demonstrated commitment to education, experience in mentoring junior faculty, and proven leadership and management skills. The chair will provide professional and administrative leadership of the highest quality to this distinguished department in its teaching and research.

The successful candidate will have a compelling vision for the future of CRB in a leading academic medical center. Candidates must have a PhD, MD, MD-PhD or equivalent degree(s). They should possess substantial background and experience in administrative leadership, research, and teaching, and a strong academic background that would qualify for appointment as a tenured professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

How to apply

Please send nominations to Terri Young, MD, MBA, and David Gamm, MD, PhD, co-chairs of the CRB Chair Search Committee, c/o Staci Andersen, 4150Q HSLC, 750 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53705- 2111, or use:

To apply for this position, please use the University of Wisconsin applicant tracking system which is found at the link below. Click the “Apply Now” button. Applicants will be asked to upload a current cover letter, CV, and list of three references.

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Applications from minorities and women are strongly encouraged. To receive full consideration, applications should arrive by January 31, 2018.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. Wisconsin Caregiver Law applies. The University of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.