Scientist position with UW-Madison SMPH

This position involves day-to-day leadership of a team of scientists sequencing SARS-CoV-2 from individuals with immune failure, such as those who get infected despite being vaccinated, those who are persistently infected, and those who are reinfected despite pre-existing immunity. Such targeted sequencing will be complemented by surveillance sequencing in collaboration with public health, as well as the development of novel technologies for generating and analyzing viral sequencing data. Therefore, the successful candidate will have outstanding previous experience working on viral genomics projects and effectively supervising other researchers.

The successful candidate will develop, plan, and execute large experiments. Day-to-day responsibilities will include working with academic, industrial, and public health partners; generating and interpreting SARS-CoV-2 sequencing data; developing novel technologies for interpreting and analyzing SARS-CoV-2 genomes; creating high quality written and oral presentations of results (including publications in peer-reviewed journals); and supervising and mentoring others in the lab working on SARS-CoV-2.

The successful applicant will also be expected to assist in supervision and execution of other ongoing projects in Dr. O’Connor’s and Dr. Friedrichs’ laboratories as needed, as well as in participating as senior mentors to others working at the AIDS Vaccine Research Laboratory.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

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