Metabolism Lead Investigator

The Organization

As an independent research organization, the Morgridge Institute for Research explores uncharted scientific territory to discover tomorrow’s cures. In affiliation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we support researchers who take a fearless approach to advancing human health in emerging fields such as regenerative biology, metabolism, virology and medical engineering. Through public programming, we work to inspire scientific curiosity in everyday life.

The Opportunity

The Morgridge Institute for Research, part of the dynamic research community at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, seeks an accomplished investigator to spearhead a campus-wide Metabolism research initiative. We are particularly interested in attracting an energetic and talented researcher with an innovative and collaborative research team addressing key questions in fundamental metabolic processes. The successful candidate will lead the Morgridge metabolism program, which has nucleated a thriving campus-wide network of metabolism researchers, and will have the opportunity to recruit both wet lab and computational scientists to our active interdisciplinary research community.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with a proven track record of high-quality research related to metabolism. The successful candidate will also be appointed to a tenure-track or tenured position in an appropriate University of Wisconsin-Madison department, and receive an attractive salary and benefits package plus generous start-up support.


We seek someone who is enthusiastic about mentoring young scientists and engaging the public about the importance of research. We also encourage applications from individuals who are committed to strengthening a collaborative environment that advances the Institute’s mission and to building a more equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

To apply:

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a concise description of research vision, future research plans (including an explanation of why this opportunity is attractive to you), a statement about your commitment to teaching, mentoring and diversity, and contact details for at least three referees who know you and your work well. Applications should be submitted by January 31, 2021 to