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Research Assistant Professor, Medical Genetics

University of Washington
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 15, 2021

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

The University of Washington’s Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Genetics is recruiting for a full-time faculty position at the Research Assistant Professor rank. This position is essential to fill a critical role of an independent investigator as part of the Division’s effort to foster its genome editing program.

This position has an annual service period of 12 months (July 1-June 30) and is anticipated to start in July 2022. The University of Washington, including the Division of Medical Genetics and the Department of Genome Sciences, is at the forefront of modern genomics technology and its applications to human disease. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in cutting-edge research using in vivo hematopoietic stem cell therapy, viral gene transfer vectors and mouse models, using the latest genome editing tools such as prime editors to correct genetic diseases or generate disease models for newly discovered genetic variants.  The successful candidate will have opportunities to attract independent research funding and collaborate with other internationally recognized members of the faculty developing and using cutting-edge technologies and access state-of-the-art research facilities and clinical research programs. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

The position will remain open until filled.

The position is not tenure eligible. 


Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in a relevant field and at least 3 years of post-doctoral research experience with a publication record in the field of genome editing for therapeutic purposes.  

Application Instructions

Please submit a CV, cover letter, contact information for 3 references, and a statement of past and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (i.e., diversity statement) at 

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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