Assistant Professor (WOT), Dept. of Pediatrics, Division of Immunology, CIIT
The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Immunology, at the University of Washington School of Medicine is recruiting a full time Assistant Professor without tenure, on the faculty-scientist track, commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a 12-month service period position with an anticipated start date of Winter 2020/2021.
The successful applicant will enjoy a competitive start-up package, and excellent space and state-of-the-art facilities in the Research Institute. She or he will be appointed as faculty at the University of Washington, with potential affiliation within relevant basic science department(s). The candidate will join a vibrant research Center that currently includes 12 investigators with expertise focused on human immunology. The candidate will establish and lead an independent and extramurally-funded research program, actively collaborate with other faculty and scientists, participate in teaching and mentoring graduate and postdoctoral students as well as junior faculty investigators.
Seattle Children’s Research Institute, the research division of Seattle Children’s Hospital, is one of the top five pediatric research centers in the nation. The research institute fosters a cutting-edge academic environment supporting multidisciplinary research, collaboration, and professional development. In 2018, Seattle Children’s Research Institute received $125 million in extramural research funding, including over $68 million in federal funding. Investigators are involved projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. The Research Institute is located near its collaborators within the University of Washington South Lake Union Campus, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Benaroya Research Institute and the Allen Institute for Immunology.
At CIIT, we are committed to making transformative scientific advances that lead to better understanding and treatment for immune diseases impacting children and families around the world. Successful applicants will join an exceptional and collaborative research and training environment. Current efforts within CIIT are focused on understanding the genetic and molecular basis of human immune disorders, immune dysregulation and tolerance, and development of novel cell therapies using cutting edge gene editing or gene replacement strategies.
University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
Requires an M.D. or Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent). MD/PhD combined (or foreign equivalent) is also acceptable.
The successful candidate must have a record of research excellence and productivity in immunology or human immunology, gene editing or gene therapy, or host or pathogen cell biology.
Applications are invited in any area of basic or translational laboratory-based research relevant to immunology, including genetic diseases and models, systems biology, cell signaling and transcriptional regulation, viral gene therapy, gene editing, biotechnology and bioengineering.
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.
To apply for this position, please submit a CV, cover letter, statement of research interests and contact information for three references, through the Interfolio application link.