Tenure track position in synthetic biology

February 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington 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. These candidates  will be expected to attract strong support from one or more additional departments  within the University of Washington (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.  More  information can be found at http://synbio.washington.edu/ .

Applications must be submitted electronically here. 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.

If you have a question about the details of this search / position please contact the hiring unit directly. Thank you for your interest in this  position at the University of Washington.

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