The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington invites applications for a non tenure-track full-time Research Assistant Professor.

Applicants should send a detailed CV and the names and contacts of at least three references to Shirley Nollette, Chair's Assistant, Department of Bioengineering via email at
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

This position involves investigating the molecular basis behind processes involved in the blood coagulation cascade, in particular how oxidative stress leads to pathological thrombus formation, and also analyzing the interaction between proteins and material surfaces. The candidate is expected to combine methods from computational structural biology (or develop new ones where needed) with wet lab techniques aimed at studying proteins under shear, like flow chamber experiments or similar. The applicant will be expected to establish fruitful collaborations with clinicians, surface analysis experimentalists and experts from other scientific areas.

The candidate for this position is expected to develop a research program aimed at studying protein-protein interactions that occur during hemostasis and how oxidative processes alter inter-protein interactions leading to pathological thrombus formation. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to work on projects with existing faculties where computational structural biology can provide important insights, like for example determining the structure and orientation of proteins on material surfaces. The candidate is expected to have a strong expertise in computational structural biology in particular molecular dynamics simulations of biomolecules. Knowledge of wet lab techniques like flow chamber experiments or single molecule force spectroscopy is desirable. Furthermore, a good understanding of the current knowledge in hemostasis and thrombosis is a big advantage.

The candidate needs to have demonstrated ability in obtaining supercomputing time in national supercomputing centers and in managing local Linux clusters.

It is essential that the candidate has strong verbal and communication skills that allow him or her to communicate with experts from other scientific areas, e.g., from the clinical field. The candidate filling this position will need to be able to bridge the gap between basic molecular understanding and the development of therapeutics to treat thrombotic diseases or the design of better materials to be used in medical implants. The ability to present research results to peers through oral presentations and posters, first-author publication of manuscripts in refereed journals, writing of research grants to federal agencies, and the ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate students are desired qualities.

A PhD in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering, or foreign equivalent, with at least 4 years of postdoctoral research experience including a strong record of publication and a demonstrated track record of collaboration between computational and experimental research laboratories is required.

The candidate will also be expected to lead research and development projects, collaborate with existing faculty members in the department when appropriate, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, prepare scientific manuscripts for publication, and write and submit applications for grants and contracts for collaborative and independent projects.

All UW faculty engage in teaching research and service.

The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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