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Research Assistant Professor with focus on neurostimulation, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Rehabilitation Medicine

Title: Research Assistant Professor with focus on neurostimulation, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine has a faculty position available at the rank of Research Assistant Professor. Research Assistant Professors are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off.  This is a non-tenure track, full-time position with an anticipated start date of August 2023 or thereafter. 

The base salary range for this position will be $8,694 - $9,834 per month ($104,328 - $118,008 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a US Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include a moving allowance or relocation incentive, if applicable.

We offer a collaborative and multidisciplinary academic environment.

This position will focus on efforts designed to expand department research into neuromodulation of the spinal cord for treatment of spinal cord injury, stroke, and cerebral palsy. The successful applicant will have opportunity to collaborate with existing research teams, as well as to develop their own research portfolio in the field of spinal neurostimulation, and also will have opportunity to mentor students or postdoctoral scholars and participate in teaching activities.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. 


The UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is nationally recognized for outstanding research, clinical care and education and has a long history as a regional center. ranked #5 in US News & World Report, The Department has an exceptional record of successful extramural research funding and interprofessional collaboration and offers rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and learning.

  • As one of the largest recipients of rehabilitation research funding in the country, research is a key focus of our department.  Key research focus areas include limb loss, pain, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, brain injury, and disability. Our faculty collaborate extensively with other departments within the School of Medicine, as well as with outside institutions. In fiscal year 2021, our department received more than $11 million in awards from government and private sources. The federal government is our largest sponsor at $6.2 million, and our department is among the top recipients or funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for rehabilitation research.
  • The department has four clinical divisions: General Physiatry, Sports and Spine Physiatry, Pediatric Rehabilitation, and Rehabilitation Psychology & Neuropsychology. Faculty provide clinical services across four UW Medicine campuses: Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center-Montlake, University of Washington Medical Center-Northwest, and UW Eastside Specialty Center. More than 25 of our faculty are based at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Veteran’s Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, which are UW Medicine-affiliated organizations. The Sports and Spine division provides care at seven clinics throughout the UW Medicine system.  
  • We offer nationally recognized training in rehabilitation therapies and rehabilitation research through four degree programs: PhD in Rehabilitation Science, Master in Occupational Therapy, Master in Prosthetics and Orthotics, and Doctor of Physical Therapy.

The UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is committed to continually building an inclusive culture; has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and believes that diversity fosters excellence.

Seattle is one of the most scenic and livable cities in the United States. 


  • PhD or foreign equivalent in Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation
  • At least two (2) years of postdoctoral training


Please upload the following required documents via this link:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Diversity statement that reflects your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as evidenced broadly in such areas as course content, hiring practice involvement, community service, etc.
  • Research Statement
  • Names and addresses of four professional references who may be contacted by the committee for inquiries 

Applications will be accepted for a minimum of 30 days and thereafter until the position is filled. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. 

For questions about the position, contact email, Attention: Research Assistant Professor, Spinal Neurostimulation - RMI 20220701-06

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