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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) – Department of Biological Structure, joint with Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Biological Structure

Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) – Department of Biological Structure, joint with Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

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Position Description

The Department of Biological Structure (BSTR) and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) at the University of Washington jointly seek an outstanding neuroscientist for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. This position has an annual service period of 12 months (July 1 – June 30). Anticipated start date will be September 2022. This position will complement existing strengths of the two departments to build exciting new directions that would leverage the unique resources in the departments, across UW and in the Seattle neuroscience and biotechnical community. This position is expected to have a disease focus, which could range from neurodevelopment to age-related degeneration, and to incorporate techniques and tools such as advanced imaging techniques and large-scale single cell and spatial omics datasets to study healthy and/or pathological brain structure and function, as well as model systems, especially patient-derived iPSCs and brain organoids.


Our departments offer a highly collegial and collaborative culture, with diverse interdisciplinary research ties across campus. The Department of Biological Structure has a strong Neuroscience research focus, and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology hosts outstanding research in neurological injury and disease, mechanisms of aging, and related fields. Additional infrastructure and expertise available to support the successful applicant include the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, the Brotman-Baty Institute, the Nathan Shock Center for Aging, the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and the Garvey Institute, in additional to regional opportunities to collaborate with the Allen Institute for Brain and Cell Science, Sage Bionetworks, and a multitude of biotechnology companies.


The University of Washington, the School of Medicine, and BSTR and DLMP are committed to the goal of diversifying our faculty ranks and promoting diversity and inclusivity among students, faculty, and staff. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. This position will support our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and teach, mentor, and work with individuals from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.


This position will be expected to initiate an independent research program, and collaborate with members of the BSTR, DLMP, and other faculty within the University and Affiliated institutions, participate in relevant undergraduate and graduate instruction, and engage in service activities that support the Departments and the University.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in biological sciences or another relevant field, or M.D. (or foreign equivalent). An M.D./Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) is also acceptable. Applicants should have two or more years of relevant postdoctoral experience.


Applicants are expected to describe their plans for creating innovative and high-quality research programs and mentoring philosophy that contribute to an inclusive and equitable campus environment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of research interests and accomplishments, a one-page statement outlining their goals in mentoring and teaching, and a one-page statement of efforts and plans for promoting diversity and inclusion in science and higher education. Letters of recommendation from three references should be sent directly by the referees. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2021.

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