Pros: Academic freedom, enormous library system, abundance of resources, flexible work schedules.
Cons: Low salaries (compared to private sector), vulnerability to state budget cuts, low potential for career advancement.
The University of Wisconsin is one of the biggest life sciences research universities in the USA. It is a great place to pursue your scientific research interests. As a scientist, you have just about any resource you can ask for, and the academic freedom to pursue any topic of research you want. Work schedule is extremely flexible, and the affiliation with the UW Hospitals and Clinics and the VA Medical Center makes it a great place to conduct biomedical research and clinical trials.