Job Opportunities

The Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington (Seattle campus) invites applications for a full-time, 12-month appointment, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2022.

The Department is internationally renowned for excellence in research and training in the areas of pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, drug transport, and drug delivery. The Department consists of 13 full-time faculty and 15 affiliates, adjunct, and emeritus faculty. Our graduate program includes approximately 20 Ph.D. and 7 MS students. In addition, the diverse community in the department includes around 5 post-doctoral fellows, 15 research scientists, and 10 administrative and fiscal staff. The vibrant research programs in the department are supported by over $12 million in annual research funding.

The School of Pharmacy houses facilities for state-of-the-art mass spectrometry, cell culture, drug formulation, imaging, and protein expression. The Entrepreneurial Center for WE-REACH housed within the department serves the investigators across the University in training and support to translate research innovations into successful product concepts that attract follow-on funding. The Department and the School of Pharmacy, located in the health sciences complex, is adjacent to the University of Washington’s comprehensive medical center affording the ability to conduct studies in healthy volunteers and patients. The health sciences complex also offers cutting-edge facilities for cryo-electron microscopy, confocal, widefield, and live-cell fluorescence microscopy, high throughput compound screening, animal facilities (including a primate center), and bioanalytical instrumentation. Institutions and centers close to or within the University provide a rich research eco-system supportive of pharmaceutical and biomedical research such as the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Allen Institute of Brain Sciences, Institute of Translational Health Sciences, and Center on Human Development and Disability  These resources, combined with the highly collaborative culture, contribute to the outstanding research environment of the University of Washington which consistently ranks as one of the premier research universities in the world.

The ideal candidate will be expected to develop extramurally funded research in drug (small or large molecule) or vaccine delivery, nanomedicine, drug transport, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, systems pharmacology, or pharmacometrics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the professional PharmD program in the area of pharmaceutical sciences, and also, train and mentor graduate and professional PharmD students. All faculty members are expected to provide service to the Department, School, and the University


  • A doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or a related biomedical and bioengineering field is required.
  • Strong track record of research and peer-reviewed publications in their focus area.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following materials via Interfolio

  • Cover letter
  • C.V.
  • Research Statement
  • Research Plan
  • Teaching Statement
  • 3 Confidential Letters of Recommendation or Evaluation
  • Diversity Statement

Inquiries about the position should be  addressed to Pharmaceutics Search Committee

Priority consideration will be given to application packets received by May 9, 2022, position will continue to remain open until filled.



The University of Washington, Department of Pharmaceutics currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our NIAID-funded Targeted Long-acting Combination Anti-Retroviral Therapy (TLC-ART) research program.

The Associate will be a key member of a project team to provide pharmacokinetic modeling support for a coordinated set of formulation development studies that include 1) in vitro assessment of drug release from nanoparticle formulations, 2) disposition kinetics in blood, lymph and tissues across rodents and non-human primate species, and 3) characterization of lymphatic circulatory physiology by novel imaging studies in animal models.

The Associate is expected to:

  • Participate in the framing and design of the pharmacokinetic analysis plan
  • Coordinate the assembly and organization of the data set
  • Work with the project team in implementing the pharmacokinetic modeling
  • Coordinate the interpretation and reporting of the modeling results

The applicant should have previous training and research experience in kinetic modeling of biological processes. Experience with modeling in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and facility in the use of one or more pharmacokinetic modeling software applications are highly desirable. The applicant needs to have relevant educational background and knowledge to assume an effective, collaborative role within an interdisciplinary mix of basic and clinical scientists in formulation science, pharmacology, immunology, infectious diseases, mathematics, biostatistics, and bioanalysis. Good written and oral communication and organizational skills are essential.


  • PhD in pharmaceutical sciences, bioengineering, physiology, biophysics, biochemistry, or equivalent
  • Strong background in pharmacokinetic and pharmacometric principles
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple overlapping projects
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail and good organizational skills

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications.


  • Experience with modeling software packages, such as Phoenix Modeling & Simulation, NONMEM, SAAM II, SimCyp, GastroPlus MATLAB, and R
  • Strong motivation, collaborative spirit and positive attitude

Please send a letter of application including the names of three references and the earliest date of availability for this postdoctoral position, along with a current curriculum vitae to Drs. Rodney Ho and Danny Shen at The position will remain open until filled by a qualified candidate. For more information about the TLC-ART program please visit our website:


The University of Washington is committed to enhancing diversity among our students, staff, and faculty, and is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.