The Versiti Blood Research Institute (BRI), located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is an academic center for innovative hematology research to improve health. BRI science spans the entire research spectrum, from basic mechanistic inquiry to clinical-translational and population-based research. The BRI currently houses 25 principal investigators with five focuses areas- Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Transfusion Medicine, Glycobiology, Hematopoiesis, and Immunology. The BRI has started a significant expansion of its research capacity, adding 18 new PIs over the next 5–7-year period. Designs for a new 60,000 – 80,000 ft2 research building are under development, with completion anticipated for late 2024.
We are seeking to enhance our research program in two critical domains:
- Normal and Malignant Hematopoiesis. Areas of interest include but are not limited to clonal hematopoiesis, metabolism, glycobiology, lymphoid and myeloid malignancies, and the hematopoietic niche.
- Areas of interest include all aspects of immunological research in innate and adaptive immunity.
Investigators at all academic ranks are encouraged to apply. These positions provide attractive start-up packages, opportunities for leadership, and outstanding opportunities for collaboration with basic, translational, and clinical investigators. Current recruitment efforts are focused on bringing in faculty from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of technical and conceptual approaches to expand and transform existing programs. Our vision is a stimulating, highly collaborative, diverse, and inclusive environment with ample “breathing space” for creativity, innovation and risk taking. We welcome critical, out of the box thinkers who want to move the needle of science and medicine.
The BRI is located on the same campus as the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Children’s Hospital, and Froedtert Hospital, which facilitates collaboration, provides additional research breadth, and enables access to graduate students. BRI faculty typically hold an appointment at MCW, including clinical departments to facilitate translational research.
Entirely focused on blood physiology and disease, the BRI provides a unique environment for hematology research, reflected by its long record of scientific excellence and innovation since its founding over seventy years ago. Starting with the recent recruitment of Dr. Michael Deininger, an international leader in myeloproliferative neoplasms, the BRI is strengthening its programs in malignant hematology, hematopoiesis, and immunology, including both mechanistic and clinical-translational science.
Whom are we looking for?
Eligible candidates will have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Successful candidates will have track records of creativity and productivity, a desire to integrate into our exciting, collaborative, and growing community of researchers, and a dedication to contribute to our values of diversity and openness. They will be expected to develop a productive and innovative research program, obtain extramural funding, and participate actively in education, training, and mentorship. The BRI will attract, develop, and retain a diverse workforce and faculty body that reflects the community we serve. We believe that societal change requires actions, not words, and are deeply committed to diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and thought to advance excellence in science and medicine.
How do you apply?
Qualified applicants should submit a single pdf containing a cover letter, CV, summary of research accomplishments and future research plans (four pages maximum), and names and contact information of up to four references. For inquiries and submitting application materials, please email Ms. Jenny Wojtysiak (JWojtysiak@Versiti.org) for Immunology, and Ms. Shana Maker (SMaker@Versiti.org) for Hematopoiesis. Versiti is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages applications from individuals in groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. Versiti is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment based on age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation.
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