• Postdoctoral Fellow - Sather Lab

    Job ID 2019-33128
    Area of Interest
    Research & Development
    Location Name
    307 Westlake
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Global Infectious Disease
    Day Shift
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    Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


    Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.


    In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.


    As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.


    The Sather lab is currently recruiting an energetic, highly motivated postdoctoral researcher for a project in HIV-1 vaccines. The goal of this project is to understand the kinetics, ontogeny, and evolution of B cell receptor (BCR) responses during vaccination.  We seek to define how vaccines drive Fab evolution and class switch kinetics, and to determine the functional consequences of these processes on vaccine-elicited antibody immunity.  We emphasize technology driven approaches and heavily utilize NGS and single cell approaches in our studies. 

    We are looking for creative, independent researchers who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will train the right candidate. Background in immunology, infectious diseases, or NGS-based approaches is preferred; enthusiasm, energy, and motivation are essential.

    For information on the Sather lab, please click here.


    Required Education/Experience:

    • Ph.D. in immunology, cell biology, or related biomedical science fields
    • Strong research track record, as evidenced by publications and presentations
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Desire and ability to work in a highly collaborative research environment
    • Experience with the major immunological assays, NGS, and Flow cytometry (etc.) is preferred
    • Strong foundational basic laboratory skill set (e.g., molecular biology and cell culture techniques)

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


    The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


    Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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