The mission of the University of Washington, Division of Dermatology, is to advance dermatology with integrity, compassion & innovation. There is a long legacy of dermatologic research in the Division, and this tradition continues with many active lines of inquiry now

The UW Division of Dermatology encourages research involvement from trainees who are interested in contributing to dermatologic research and careers in academic dermatology. Trainees participating in UW Dermatology research will regularly interact with faculty researchers and dermatologists, and receive mentorship focused on the development of research skills and career development. 

Application instructions

Trainees are welcome to apply for research mentorship and collaboration. Please review our Faculty's research interests prior to submitting your application.

In order to assess applicants fairly, we request you complete the FileResearch Inquiry Form to describe your research interests, background, funding sources (if applicable), and time commitment. Please send the form and your resume/CV to with the following email subject line: ‘Research Inquiry: Last name, First name

There is high demand for research experiences at UW Dermatology.  Candidates who have sufficient time to bring a project to completion and who demonstrate curiosity and ingenuity through individual initiatives, which they have brought to fruition, are more likely to be competitive.

Funding opportunities

For information regarding Internal and external funding opportunities, please visit: https://www.washington.edu/research/resources/funding-opportunities/