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 that include type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, allergies and asthma. BRI maintains an extensive biorepository with samples dating back decades in multiple disease categories, as well as a biorepository of people without autoimmune diseases for comparison purposes.
The Diabetes Clinical Research Program (DCRP) at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) seeks to recruit outstanding applicants for a new faculty position. The appointment will be at the at the assistant, associate or full member level, commensurate with experience, training and achievement. The DCRP is an international leader in type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes research. The program’s goal is to help families with type 1 diabetes by investigating ways to prevent the disease, finding new approaches of diagnosing it in its earliest stage to optimize the potential for successful treatment, and testing innovative new therapies.
Current areas of interest include clinical trials of type 1 diabetes prevention and intervention as well as clinical investigations involving basic physiology studies, analysis of immunologic markers, and epidemiological studies. The DCRP manages a clinical site at Virginia Mason Medical Center. In addition to conducting clinical research, DCRP plays a strong leadership role in a number of national and international consortia including Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, the Immune Tolerance Network, Helmsley Trust collaborative research program and the JDRF Biomarker Working Group Core for Assay Validation.
We are looking for an investigator with strong interest in clinical research and clinical trials to take a leadership role within the DCRP and work on national, regional, and local projects in type 1 diabetes. We are in a superb research environment with established local collaborations in teaching and/or research with the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital and other research centers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Opportunities exist to participate in clinical activities in the Department of Pediatrics/Pediatric Endocrine division at the University of Washington.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the overall DCRP through participation in ongoing programs and initiation of new projects. This requires demonstration of significant research productivity, evidence of future research potential, ability to effectively manage scientific teams and the indication that candidate is or will become a scientific and clinical thought leader in the type 1 diabetes field.
Experience in epidemiology, clinical investigation and/or clinical trials preferred; however, applicants with related research experience will be considered including work outside of type 1 diabetes.
Requires an MD and a license to practice medicine in US.
Qualified candidates should send inquiries or an application package comprising their curriculum vitae, a letter explaining their motivation, research interests and qualifications to DiabetesRecruit@benaroyaresearch.org.