Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

Seattle, Washington State
Tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level
Oct 08, 2018
Nov 07, 2018
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

Seattle, WA

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time, 12-month service period, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of Fall 2019.

The University of Washington is one of the world’s preeminent public universities, and the School of Pharmacy is ranked in the top 10 schools in the nation. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Responsibilities of the position include the development of a strong independent extramurally-funded research program, and teaching at the graduate, professional and undergraduate levels.

The applicant's research should incorporate the excellent core departmental resources, which include a state-of-the-art mass spectrometry facility, NMR, cell culture and protein expression facilities. These resources contribute to the outstanding research environment of The University of Washington, which provides a wide range of opportunities for collaborative research within the department, School of Pharmacy and university (


A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Pharmacology, or related field (or foreign equivalent) is required.

Two years experience teaching and/or mentoring students within a PharmD or a graduate curriculum in a chemical field is required.  

The successful candidate’s research program will ideally be related to fields that impact human health and disease and enrich current departmental strengths in drug metabolism and chemical mechanisms of drug toxicity, pharmacogenetics, or metabolomics. The applicant should have a minimum of 3 years experience in the application of modern methods to current problems in drug metabolism or mechanisms of chemical toxicity.

Applicants must share our commitment to inclusiveness, equity and diversity.

Application Instructions

Applications must be received by December 15, 2018 for priority consideration, however the search will remain open until the position is filled. 

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of current and future research interests, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendations.

To apply:

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.