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University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin
Date Posted 12/30/2021
Faculty-Engineering-Other Engineering
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled


Apply now Job no: 249510-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) in collaboration with the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (BMI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor dedicated to subspace clustering and data reduction and their development in biomedical research. The position is a C-basis, 9-month per year appointment.
Contemporary biomedical research demands new machine-learning approaches, data-science techniques, algorithms, and strategies to create more effective tools to learn from growing data resources. Subspace clustering and data reduction provide an especially promising research frontier which recognizes that signals in high-dimensional data may be resolved and leveraged from low-dimensional representations.
In collaboration, the WID and BMI department seek to expand their research and training programs in subspace clustering and data reduction in the context of a rich biomedical research environment. Research opportunities abound, including with data from electronic health records, genomic repositories, or imaging resources, all of which might inform prediction for clinical outcomes or treatment strategies; as well as data on molecular structures that might guide predictions of protein binding or other molecular characteristics, for example.
The successful applicant for this position will join a vibrant academic department (BMI) and an exciting research institute (WID), establish strong subspace clustering and data reduction research program motivated by high-impact problems in biomedical research, contribute to training and mentoring in this domain, engage in collaborative activity within the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) or with national and international efforts, and engage in professional service appropriate to the faculty rank.


The successful applicant will engage in the scholarly mission of BMI/WID in the domain of data reduction and subspace clustering. They will contribute to graduate training, develop a substantial sponsored research portfolio emphasizing both methodological research and collaborative interdisciplinary research, and support their unit, school, and scientific community through professional service.
70% Develop an independent research program in data reduction and subspace clustering and its application in health or biomedicine, with focus on advancing and deploying methodological tools in the biological, clinical, or public health sciences domain. The successful applicant will establish robust collaborations with investigators at UW-Madison and/or its partner institutions, develop a strong sponsored funding portfolio to support their research activities, and disseminate research findings at conferences and publishing in high-impact methodological and subject matter peer-reviewed journals appropriate to the area of research interest and application.
20% Teach courses, usually about one (1) graduate course per year; and train and mentor graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
10% Engage in professional and university service appropriate to the faculty rank.
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Terminal Degree
PhD (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Statistics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or a closely related quantitative area required.


At least two years of post-doctoral experience is required.
Candidates will have a strong portfolio of research on subspace clustering and data-reduction methods and their development in biomedical applications or training problems related to diversity equity and inclusion.
Candidates must have proven success in conducting both methodological and collaborative interdisciplinary research, publishing papers in high-impact journals or conference proceedings, and teaching appropriate to their stage of career.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086 . Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Additional Information:

Many appointments in the Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics are joint or affiliate with other UW-Madison academic departments, such as Computer Sciences or Statistics. The successful applicant may have an affiliate appointment with one of those departments.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%
This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

JULY 01, 2022


ACADEMIC (9 months)

How to Apply:

To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and a document containing three (3) sample publications. Additionally, you will be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references as part of your online application.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is February 7, 2022, however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Lily Kramer
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Assistant Professor(FA040)

Employment Class:


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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Dec 29 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Open until filled

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