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Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Title: Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Position Details

Position Description

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for four consecutive years.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was established in 1948 and cares for some of the most vulnerable citizens of the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region through our reputation for excellent patient care, education, and research. UW is currently ranked #8 in Best Medical Schools for Women's Health by U.S. News and World Report and the School of Medicine is #4 nationally in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding awards among public institutions. The UW Residency successfully competes with the top 15 residencies in the U.S. In the Department of Ob/Gyn, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and equity for all.

Job Description and Scope

We are looking for a full-time candidate at the rank of Research Assistant Professor with deep experience using state-of-the-art laboratory techniques to conduct basic translational research to improve the prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. This position is non-tenure eligible. These techniques include droplet digital PCR, DNA and RNA sequencing, including at the single-cell level, epigenetic techniques such as DNA methylation assays and analysis of small regulatory RNA molecules, gene manipulation and editing, highly multiplexed flow cytometry-based cell analyses, multiplexed proteomics, and advanced fluorescence microscopy. The candidate’s scientific interests should also extend to understanding genital and reproductive immunity more generally. The candidate will bring or establish some independent research funding in support of his/her own research program and is expected to successfully maintain such funding. Additionally, the candidate will collaborate with other faculty in the Research Division to implement a broader range of reproductive health research studies. This position will be expected to engage in scientific writing, provide oral presentation and engage in verbal communication. The successful candidate will be expected to develop creativity in analysis and visualization of complex data sets. The successful candidate will be expected to work both independently and in collaboration with a team  and will be expected to mentor junior faculty and trainees. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service

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 position has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington is committed to an inclusive environment and to reducing inequities in patient care through education, research, leadership, and excellence in clinical care. We strongly believe that diversity enriches training, scientific discovery and promotes the best healthcare. The University of Washington, a Recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.


  • Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Microbiology, Immunology or related field with more than 3 years of post-doctoral research experience
  • At least 3 years experience as co-investigator on health research grants
  • Expertise working with preclinical studies, clinical trials and/or analyzing qualitative and quantitative data
  • At least 3 years experience as a mentor or educator


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Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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