The recently formed Program Center in Systems Immunology at Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) in Seattle, WA seeks to recruit outstanding applicants for a new faculty position. The appointment will be at the assistant or associate level, commensurate with experience, training, and achievement. We seek candidates who will use systems and/or computational approaches to study the functioning of the immune system in health and disease, with a particular emphasis on autoimmune diseases, allergy and/or cancer. A key feature of this position is the exceptional collaborative opportunities BRI offers, with a highly interactive environment linking individual investigators in basic and translational immunology with systems and computational expertise. The BRI Systems Immunology Program Center offers exceptional computing, laboratory and animal facilities for research, as well as access to our recently updated Genomics Core, with state of the art instrumentation, and excellent Bioinformatics team. The Seattle area also offers a rich and historically collaborative academic environment, with multiple major Universities, Research Institutions, Hospitals, and Biotechnology/Pharma and Software companies located in close proximity.
About BRI. BRI is an international leader in autoimmune disease research translating discoveries to real life applications. BRI is one of the few research institutes in the world devoted to finding causes and cures for immune system diseases. BRI maintains an extensive biorepository with samples dating back decades in multiple disease categories, as well as a biorepository of healthy subjects for comparison purposes. Housed within BRI are two international clinical research networks providing additional opportunities for translational research: the Immune Tolerance Network (ITN), a collaborative network for clinical research focused on the development of therapeutic approaches that lead to immune tolerance; and Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) TrialNet, an international network that conducts clinical studies in T1D. Read more about BRI at www.benaroyaresearch.org/.
Requirements and responsibilities. The ideal candidate will be an early stage investigator holding a PhD and/or MD degree. The successful candidate will:
• Have significant research experience in systems and/or computation biology
• Have subject matter familiarity with a biological field, ideally immunology.
• Possess an exceptional track record in his/her chosen field, preferably using systems approaches to fundamental and/or translational problems in immunology.
• Demonstrate a track record or strong potential for obtaining research funding from national and international research agencies.
• Be expected to maintain an active research program, contribute to the research environment at BRI, collaborate closely with researchers working at BRI, and maintain a network of external collaborators in Seattle and internationally.
Contact information: Qualified candidates should send inquiries; or an application package comprising their curriculum vitae, a letter explaining their motivation, research interests and qualifications, together with names of three references to SIRecruit@benaroyaresearch.org.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status