Tenure Track Position – Synthetic Biology

Tenure Track Position in Synthetic Biology at UW

21th February 2012

The University of Washington
Department of Bioengineering
Invites Applications for Tenure Track Position in Synthetic Biology

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for a tenure track position in the area of Synthetic Biology. Successful candidates will have a plan to apply synthetic biology to problems with direct relevance to human health.

Applications are sought at all levels: Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, but those at the Assistant Professor level are particularly encouraged. Ph.D. or M.D. degrees are required. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program and to participate in the teaching and service missions of the department. Scientists and engineers who apply should show evidence of excellence, originality and productivity in research and potential for excellent teaching. In order to maximize the impact of this hire, successful candidates will be selected, in part, on the basis of their complementarity to existing UW faculty with expertise in synthetic biology, and to other synthetic biology faculty being hired in other departments at this time (see http://synbio.washington.edu). These candidates will be expected to attract strong support from one or more additional departments within the UW and will be expected to follow UW’s strong tradition of collaboration across disciplinary boundaries. Candidates with interests in translational medicine are also encouraged to take advantage of our active Coulter Translational Research Partnership.

Applications must be submitted electronically at https://www.engr.washington.edu/facsearch/apply.phtml?pos_id=111. Applicant review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All positions are contingent on the availability of funding.

The University of Washington is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. The University of Washington is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.

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