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Open Rank without Tenure (WOT) - Cognitive Neurology

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Neurology

Title: Open Rank without Tenure (WOT) - Cognitive Neurology

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Position Description

The UW Department of Neurology and its associated Memory and Brain Wellness Center seek a clinical investigator to join the Clinical Core of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and to oversee MBWC-associated clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias (ADRD). The UW ADRC is one of the longest-running NIH-designated AD centers of excellence in the nation, and is integrated with the Memory and Brain Wellness Center clinic, its associated Clinical Trials, and an innovative Program for Community Education and Impact housed in The Memory Hub. The successful candidate will join a strong multidisciplinary group of clinicians and investigators, and have a component of clinical responsibility in the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center.

This is a full-time appointment and is a Open rank (without tenure for reasons due to funding) in the clinician-educator pathway. The rank is commensurate with qualification and experience.

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.

Associate and Full Professors hold indefinite 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.  

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

The anticipated start date for this position is October 1, 2022.


The successful candidate will have an externally-funded independent clinical research program in ADRD that will benefit from the clinical research resources of the UW ADRC, which is interested in clinical and biological heterogeneity of AD, factors underlying resilience and/or resistance to AD, biomarkers supporting early diagnosis of ADRD including brain imaging and fluid biomarkers, and strengths-based reframing of AD. Positive factors for consideration include but are not limited to experience as a site Principal Investigator (PI) with clinical trials. 

Requires an MD or DO degree or foreign equivalent. Eligibility for medical licensure in the State of Washington

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Candidates must be either board eligible or board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  


Applicants should upload a letter of interest, Diversity statement and your CV. This position is open until filled.

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