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
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
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.
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 (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/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 (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and
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 https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.