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Associate or Full Professor WOT, Dept of Pediatrics, Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies

University of Washington School of Medicine
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Pediatrics
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Description

The Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Washington School of Medicine and The Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies (CIIT) in the Seattle Children's Research Institute (SCRI) is recruiting a full time Associate Professor or Full Professor in computational biology without tenure (WOT) by reason of funding, commensurate with experience and qualifications, on the faculty-scientist track. This is a multi-year appointment with a 12-month service period position (July 1-June 30) with an anticipated start date of Spring/Summer 2022.

The successful applicant will join the faculty within CIIT, and, based upon best fit(s), as an associate member of another SCRI Center(s), to establish and lead an extramurally funded and data-driven computational biology program. She/he will actively collaborate with other faculty, scientists, clinical-scientists, and participate in teaching and mentoring graduate and postdoctoral students as well as junior faculty investigators. The successful applicant will also enjoy a competitive start-up package, excellent space and state-of-the-art research and IT facilities in the Research Institute.

Applications are invited in areas of computational biology, as applied to basic and/or translational laboratory-based research relevant to genetic variations that underlie immune responses in immunodeficiency, autoimmune or infectious diseases, including systems biology, and applications to precision medicine.

The University of Washington Department of Pediatrics and Seattle Children’s are committed to improving the health of all children through outstanding research. Seattle Children's Research Institute is one of the nation's top five pediatric research institutions. With the University of Washington, Department of Pediatrics, and Seattle Children’s Hospital, our mission is to provide hope, care, and cures to children so that they may live the healthiest and most fulfilling life as possible. The Institute consists of seven major research and translation centers, is internationally recognized for biomedical research, and we are involved in many innovative research endeavors, from human disease investigations to improving investigational therapies. Collaborative research is a key strength, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems with their colleagues, as well as with colleagues at the University of Washington and Fred Hutch.

At Seattle Children's Research Institute our mission to find medical cures for childhood diseases requires biomedical innovations and collaborations, which we believe only results from diversity, inclusion, and antiracism at all levels within our organization. We are strongly committed to recruiting and ensuring that all candidates hired share our dedication to diversity, inclusion, and antiracism.

Faculty at the University of Washington engage in teaching, research and service.


Requires a Ph.D. or M.D. (or foreign equivalent).  A combined M.D./Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) is also acceptable.

The highly motivated candidate must have a strong record of research excellence and productivity, in computational biology as applied to one or more of the following scientific areas: immunological genomic circuitry, analyses of genetic variation and applications to rare and common diseases, and/or host-pathogen interactions. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, documented experience in one or more of the following: statistical machine learning; Bayesian data analysis; and probabilistic data modeling.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should apply through the Interfolio link and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research,  contact information for 3 references and a diversity statement. The diversity statement should address current and/or future commitments to and experiences with equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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

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 (

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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