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Animal Biologics Discovery Professor
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Date Posted Feb. 2, 2019
Title Animal Biologics Discovery Professor
University University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, WI, United States
Department Animal Sciences More About This Department...
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 19, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Sustainable Engineering
    Food Process Engineering
    Ecological and Environmental
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Engineering - Other

Tenure-Track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Animal Biologics

From humble beginnings in the 1930’s, our Meat Science program developed a long and impactful tradition. Livestock and meat industry and human health needs have motivated paradigm changing ideas arising from creative science. Challenges like porcine stress syndrome, nitrite safety in processed meats, undesirable meat color, and cardiac muscle diseases have been addressed and understood through path-breaking research.

The 21st century presents a new challenge, to increase sustainability of livestock and poultry production. We aim to contribute to the solution by identifying animal biologics, novel molecules and tissues to enhance animal and human health. This initiative is grounded in the pillars of sustainability – environmental conservation, social benefit and economic development. Many animal biologics are already used in human and animal health (e.g., heparin, extracellular matrix), but given modern biological knowledge, creative thinking should yield a host of discoveries and additional applications. Are you ready to take on this 21st century challenge?

The UW-Madison Department of Animal Sciences is seeking a tenure-track assistant, associate or full professor with a passion for teaching and a vision for leading an independent, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program that focuses on discovery and translation of animal biologic co-products and their pre-commercialization. This appointment is a nine-month (academic year) appointment and has predominantly research and also teaching commitments; a PhD is required, and post-doctoral experience is preferred.

The new faculty member will join an outstanding research, teaching, and extension team in the Department of Animal Sciences. This individual will be a fundamental member of our instructional team by teaching or contributing to core courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, facilitating out-of-classroom learning experiences, advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Animal resources for research and teaching programs include swine, cattle, sheep, chickens, and rodent species along with facilities to house these species. This program will be supported by the new $50 million Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery building, which contains a multi-purpose BSL-2 harvest/laboratory facility in addition to a USDA-inspected pilot plant. The successful candidate will collaborate with scientists in Animal Sciences, Dairy Science, and other CALS departments; scientists across the campus, notably the School of Medicine and Public Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Engineering, and School of Pharmacy; and industry partners.

UW-Madison is one of the world’s top research universities known for its cross-campus collaborative environment. The picturesque 936-acre campus on the shores of Lake Mendota is home to 30,000 undergraduate students and 14,000 graduate and professional students. UW-Madison has 442,000 living alumni and is a top ten producer of Fortune 500 CEOs – to date its faculty and alumni have been awarded 20 Nobel Prizes and 38 Pulitzer Prizes.

For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Dan Schaefer ( Applications should be submitted via the Jobs@UW website,…view of applications will begin on March 1, 2019 and continue until an exceptional candidate is identified.

  • UW-Madison is an equal opportunity /affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Dan Schaefer, Professor and Director
    Animal Sciences
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    1675 Observatory Drive
    Madison, WI 53706
  • 608-263-2504
  • 608-262-5157


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