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Faculty Positions

Posted February 6, 2017

The Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI) is seeking candidates for three faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Senior Investigator level. Applicants are expected to establish independent research programs that apply computational, genetic, and/or genomic approaches in humans or model organisms to study pathways underlying health and disease. Successful candidates will pursue their own externally-funded, competitive research, as well as collaborate with other Institute investigators on projects to identify and understand the role of gene networks in maintaining health in the face of genetic and environmental risks.

PNRI offers a nimble and supportive administrative environment, a competitive start-up package, salary support and well-equipped laboratory space. The Institute is solely focused on research and an active player in Seattle’s vibrant science community. To achieve its goals, the Institute actively seeks and nurtures external partnerships with academia, research organizations, and industry. The current investigators are dedicated to mentoring the independent careers of faculty recruits and their staff. PNRI’s leadership is committed to building a culture that encourages originality and risk-taking. Entrepreneurial and courageous investigators will be integral to the success of this new vision for biomedical research.

PNRI is an independent, nonprofit, biomedical research institute with a distinguished history of contributing scientific advances to improve human health. The Institute is now embarking on an exciting new research strategy. Institute investigators are applying their expertise in computational biology and genetics to explore the molecular and systems mechanisms that protect individuals from illness despite the presence of known risk factors. With active support from PNRI leadership, the approach creates expanded opportunities for funding, translation, and external collaboration. In addition to pursuing their own individual research interests, new investigators will join, shape, and initiate projects consistent with PNRI’s science strategy.


The ideal candidates will:

  • Hold a graduate degree (PhD, MD/PhD or MD) and have a proven track record of independent research;
  • Demonstrate potential to lead an extramurally-funded, independent research program;
  • Show interest, aptitude, and success in innovative, collaborative research; and
  • Have a commitment to translating research-generated insights into advances that improve the human condition.

How to Apply

Please submit the following to search@pnri.org

  1. A summary of research interests and plans (not to exceed 3 pages);
  2. A curriculum vitae (listing only published or accepted papers);
  3. Three to five of your most relevant reprints; and
  4. Names, institutional affiliations, and contact information for at least three professional references.

Review of applications will continue until positions are filled.