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Tenure Track Faculty in Tumor Virology

McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, Wisconsin
Closing date
22 Dec 2023

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Health Science
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The McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), is searching for two full-time faculty candidates at the tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor level.  We are seeking exceptional candidates whose research is focused on understanding how viruses cause human cancer through basic studies of the mechanisms by which viruses alter their host cells to establish productive infections, persist and induce cancer.  


The new hires for these positions will move into an extremely strong, supportive research environment. Our campus includes an unusually large number of virologists, including many tumor virologists, who comprise a highly interactive and collaborative community. The tumor virologists also participate in and benefit from the Human Cancer Virology Program within the University’s NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center (Carbone Cancer Center). We are looking for candidates who will interact productively with these and other faculty in this highly collegial and collaborative academic environment. One of the two successful candidates hired from this search will be selected to become a UW-Madison faculty member and also an investigator of the Morgridge Institute for Research (, providing many synergistic benefits.


Successful candidates should have a proven record of studying one or more tumor viruses, demonstrate the potential to establish a productive, extramurally funded research program, and describe how they will contribute to mentoring and teaching undergraduate, graduate and professional students, which is fundamental to our academic mission. Successful candidates will also be expected to participate in professional, university, and community service appropriate to rank.  Specific qualifications include:

  • An M.D. or Ph.D. in virology, oncology, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, genetics or closely related fields required.
  • A productive record of established scholarship of national and international significance in tumor virus biology. Areas of particular interest to this search include but are not limited to understanding how human tumor viruses cause cancer, links between viruses and antiviral defenses including intrinsic, innate, or adaptive immunity, and the use of in vitro and/or in vivo models for studying human tumor viruses.
  • 3 years minimum post-doctoral experience in tumor virology is preferred.

The positions are anticipated to start on July 1, 2024. These vacancies are being posted simultaneously in two announcements (Position Vacancy Job #287562 and #288634), allowing the School of Medicine and Public Health to consider candidates with either PhD or MD degrees.


Applications submitted by January 5, 2024 will be assured full consideration.  However, these positions will remain open, and applications may be considered until both positions are filled.

Candidates holding a Ph.D. should visit job #287562

Candidates holding an M.D. should visit job #288634


SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.


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