Jobs at McArdle

Researcher I or II – Alexander Lab

Your goal will be to test novel hypotheses that are aimed at cancer prevention. These are focused on skin biology and signaling and include cutting edge techniques in the assay of heat transfer, environmental regulation, lipidomics, biochemical assays and evaluation of results from both in vitro and in vivo mouse models. Techniques you will need include organizing and performing experiments with mice, a range of molecular analyses (Western blotting, tissue culture, thin layer chromatography), immunostaining and image evaluation, data analysis from informatics experiments, and plotting of data using prism and other statistical tools. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to mentor and train undergraduate student workers and other visitors to the laboratory, to extend the McArdle Lab’s exceptional worldwide reputation for training the next generation of scientists. The current staff of the McArdle Laboratory numbers approximately 200, with approximately 22 research groups that include 68 graduate students, 31 postdoctoral fellows, and 45 research specialists or other academic staff. Your peer group is highly interactive and collaborative; they can foster your career development, share information on skills workshops and providing peer training in diverse techniques.

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Posted 4/8/24

Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Tumor Virology

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.

Posted 10/24/23