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Associate or Full Professor (Tenured), Director of Northwest Genomics Center, Genome Sciences


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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Genome Sciences

Title: Associate or Full Professor (Tenured), Director of Northwest Genomics Center, Genome Sciences


Position Details


Position Description

The Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for (1) full-time faculty position at the rank of ASSOCIATE or FULL PROFESSOR, with tenure. This is a 12 month, indefinite appointment that aligns 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. The appointment has an anticipated start date of September, 2023.

The Northwest Genomics Center (NWGC), which is based in UW Genome Sciences, is the largest self-sustaining sequencing center in the Pacific Northwest, with ongoing contributions to large-scale NIH funded projects including the All of Us Research Program, the Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) program, and the Genomics Research to Elucidate the Genetics of Rare diseases (GREGoR) Consortium. The successful candidate will be expected to serve as the Scientific Director of the NWGC, a role that may include serving as a principal investigator in the aforementioned programs, as well as continuing the center’s tradition of staying at the leading edge of genomic technologies and the application of genomic knowledge to understanding and treating human genetic disease.

In addition to directing the NWGC, the successful candidate will be expected to establish an active research program in their area of interest, and to engage in teaching and service. Research in the department encompasses genetic, genomic and proteomic analysis of humans and model organisms; population and evolutionary genetics; technology development; and computational biology. 

The Department of Genome Sciences strives for a just, equitable environment in which scientists of all backgrounds are enabled to pursue their research. The department’s efforts to foster equity in science include a summer research program for undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds; recruitment of graduate students at ABRCMS/SACNAS conferences; and department-wide symposia focused on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Our faculty, trainees and staff develop and utilize cutting-edge approaches and technologies to interpret variation across the genome, proteome, and regulatory landscape, working toward the ultimate goal of understanding disease risk and best medical practices across people of varying ages, genders, and genetic backgrounds.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 1, 2022.

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, or foreign equivalent. 

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 foreign equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Instructions

For the initial screening for this position, candidates should apply via Interfolio by submitting:

1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Summary of the scientific accomplishments that the candidate is most proud of (200-250 words)
3. Summary of experience in large-scale DNA sequencing (200-250 words)
4. Summary of teaching experience (200-250 words)
5. Summary of contributions related to diversity, equity and inclusion (200-250 words)
6. Contact information for at least 3 potential references

Additional information may be requested from finalists for the position. 

For additional information that may be helpful in preparing an application, see the department’s web site at https://www.gs.washington.edu 

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 1, 2022.

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