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Assistant Professor in Medicinal Chemistry

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Pharmacy

Organization: Medicinal Chemistry

Title: Assistant Professor in Medicinal Chemistry

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington (Seattle campus) invites applications for a full-time, 12-month appointment, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2022.

The department has excellent core resources and houses a state-of-the-art mass spectrometry facility, NMR, cell culture and protein expression facilities. Cutting edge facilities for cryo-electron microscopy, core facilities for confocal, widefield, and live cell fluorescence microscopy, high throughput compound screening, and bioanalytical instrumentation are also available on the University of Washington campus. These resources combined with the highly collaborative culture contribute to the outstanding research environment of The University of Washington.  Abundant additional research institutions such as the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Allen Institute, and others provide a rich research community that is tightly networked through collaborations and joint programs with the University of Washington.

Responsibilities of the position include the development of a strong independent extramurally-funded research program, teaching at the graduate, professional and undergraduate levels, and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.


PhD degree or foreign equivalent in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Pharmacology, or a related fields is required.

The successful candidate will have experience in the application of modern experimental methods to current problems in their field, as shown by their record of publications and/or presentations.

The successful candidate will have a record of research in drug metabolism, chemical mechanisms of drug toxicity, pharmacogenetics, metabolomics/lipidomics, or a closely related field.


Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of current and future research interests, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of past and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (diversity statement). The search will remain open until the position is filled.

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