• Fellow - PhD

    Job ID 2018-29447
    Area of Interest
    Research & Development
    Location Name
    Olive Lab at MPW
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    B Towne Ctr Chldhd Cancer Rsch
    Day Shift
  • Overview


    The laboratories of Dr. Surojit Sarkar and Dr. Vandana Kalia, at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI, Seattle, WA), are seeking highly motivated and productive post-doctoral fellows with a PhD or MD degree in an immunology related discipline to join our research group. We are pursuing fundamental research on the mechanisms underlying T cell immunity to acute and chronic pathogens, and cancer. Our research program currently lies at the translational edge of immunology towards enhancing efficacy of vaccines and discovering novel immunotherapies to cancer. Located in the heart of the world-class biomedical research cluster in Seattle, the Sarkar and Kalia laboratories have existing collaborations and synergies with University of Washington School of Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Benaroya Research Institute and Institute for Systems Biology. Interested candidates are encouraged to send an email to Dr. Sarkar and Dr. Kalia with questions and apply directly at the SCRI Careers website.

    For more information on past publications and the research program, please see:

    Sarkar Google Scholar
    Kalia Google Scholar


    Required Education/Experience:
    PhD in Immunology or other closely related field with at least one published first-authored peer-reviewed manuscript from graduate research work.

    Required Credentials:

    • New doctoral graduate or post-graduate experience of 0-3 years working on a T cell immunology related project.
    • Fundamental expertise in T cell immunology concepts and experimentation.
    • Experience working with mouse colony, in vivo murine experimentation and techniques.
    • Expertise with core cellular immunology techniques including multi-color flow cytometry, in vitro T cell stimulation assays, and mammalian cell culture.
    • Proficiency with molecular techniques such as DNA/RNA isolation, cloning, PCR, quantitative RT-PCR, and retroviral transduction

    • Experience with bioinformatics tools for large data set analysis.
    • Experience using Seahorse with whole cell metabolism-related assays and metabolomics.
    • Experience in independently designing and executing experiments.
    • Prior grant-writing experience and evidence of procuring any competitive funding (amount not important)


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