Physiology and Biophysics


The Department of Physiology & Biophysics is built on the principles of integrity and service. These principles are the foundation of our contributions to the State of Washington, the UW, the international science community, and the broader public. Our mission centers on three areas.  Discovery: to explain physiological processes at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organismal levels. Training: to provide high-quality, rigorous training that prepares students and postdoctoral scholars for science- and medicine-related careers. Communication: to disseminate scientific results and share our passion for science.


The University of Washington School of Medicine is seeking qualified candidates for Chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics.  The position is full-time and tenured with appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, commensurate with experience. Anticipated start date is Summer 2021. read more…

The Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Washington announces a search for a full-time faculty member at the assistant professor (tenure track) level with a 12-month service period. This position will be in the new UW Center for Computational Neuroscience.  We seek an individual (PhD and/or MD or foreign equivalent) with outstanding scholarly achievements and research interests in computational or theoretical neuroscience. read more…

Hit the Ground Running: Preparing Postdoctoral Scholars for Academic Success
The Department of Physiology and Biophysics is pleased to announce a new professional development program for postdoctoral scholars. This selective, two-year program provides monthly opportunities to learn the basic skills required for faculty in academia, including tackling unintended bias, mentoring, grant writing, budgeting for labs and small groups, and healthy approaches to dealing with stress. Postdoctoral scholars may apply at any time by contacting Sharona Gordon.