The Department of Biological Structure in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington invites applications for two full time tenure track positions at the level of Assistant Professor. With the recent appointment of our new chair, we are excited to have the opportunity to expand and diversify our department’s faculty with these recruitments. We seek outstanding candidates to establish vigorous scientific programs in a multidisciplinary community of interactive researchers in the following areas of emphasis in Neuroscience: (1) Genes, circuits & behavior, including the use of in vitro or in vivo structural and functional imaging, and connectomics approaches; (2) Neural plasticity, regeneration and repair. Candidates with an interest in development and diseases of the nervous system in vertebrate models are particularly encouraged to apply.
A Ph.D. (in a related field), M.D., or foreign equivalent is required. Establishment of extramural funding and participation in departmental educational programs in the Health Sciences is expected.
The Department of Biological Structure is a modern anatomy department which studies structural organization ranging from molecules to the human body. The faculty's scholarly interests can be roughly divided into four groups:
cell and developmental biology
neural circuits in retina and brain
three-dimensional structure of biologically-relevant molecules studied by X-ray crystallography
and c...omputer graphics and informatics
The research activity in the department is funded by NIH and NSF grants, private foundation grants, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USDA and a contract from the National Library of Medicine. Most faculty members interact with other faculty, residents and students within Biological Structure as well as with groups in other departments throughout the University. This creates a stimulating atmosphere which encourages innovative anatomical research with basic and clinical implications.
Biological Structure teaches gross anatomy, histology and neuroanatomy to medical, dental, graduate, undergraduate and some health-care professional students. Many of the research groups are actively engaged in the development of computer-based learning programs and methods to further enhance and enlarge our teaching mission.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.