Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Assistant or Associate Professor WOT (AA27028)

Position Overview

Organization: School of Medicine, Medicine

Title : Assistant Professor without Tenure, Associate Professor without Tenure

Search Number : AA27028

Position Details

Infectious Disease Sciences Program – Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases in the lmmunocompromised Host

The Vaccine and Infectious Disease and Clinical Research Divisions of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) and the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, at the University of Washington (UW) seek exceptional applicants for a full-time faculty appointment in the Physician-Scientist pathway. The position is at the level of an Assistant or Associate Member at Fred Hutch with a joint appointment as Assistant (10113) or Associate Professor (10112) at the UW. The primary appointment will be in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at Fred Hutch. The UW appointment is a 12 month, multi-year and non-tenured position.

The primary responsibility of this position will be to develop an independent research program focused on the epidemiology of infectious diseases in cancer and transplant populations and/or immune-based therapies. This is intended to be a primarily non-laboratory-based position with the opportunity to develop partnerships with other investigators locally and externally. Other responsibilities would include attending on the infectious disease consult service in the cancer care setting. All applications from qualified candidates will be considered. We offer a highly collaborative and diverse research environment, generous start-up, and state-of-the-art core facilities.

The qualified candidate will hold an MD degree (or foreign equivalent) and be board certified or board eligible in infectious diseases (or foreign equivalent).   Expertise in working with immunocompromised hosts in a cancer care setting are desirable characteristics. Selection criteria include: demonstrated excellence in scholarship, experience in the clinical care of immunocompromised hosts, a track record in developing and advancing collaborations, success in obtaining independent peer-reviewed research support, and demonstrated leadership in the profession. In order to be eligible for 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. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Fred Hutch is a world-renowned research institution, with a wealth of scientific and clinical expertise in basic biologic sciences, human biology, clinical research, epidemiology, biostatistics, global oncology, cancer prevention research and is home to three Nobel laureates. With the mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases as causes of human suffering and death, the Center conducts research of the highest standards to improve prevention and treatment of cancer and related diseases.  The Center is located on a magnificent campus in the South Lake Union area of Seattle in close proximity to major research partners such as the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Benaroya Research Institute, Center for Infectious Disease Research, and the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI).  Fred Hutch offers active training programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and offers exceptional opportunities for scientific interactions with other investigators in the Seattle area.


Fred Hutch is committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,  political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a CV, a concise research plan statement, and the names and contact information for three (3) references to our application ( Please contact Christine Posavad, PhD, Senior Director of Faculty Affairs with any questions.

Applications should be received by March 31, 2018 to assure consideration.  Later applications may also be considered if the position has not been filled.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.