• Postdoctoral Fellow

    Job ID 2020-34658
    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
    Regular
    Department
    Global Infectious Disease
    Shift
    Day Shift
    Primary Location : City
    Seattle
    Primary Location : State/Province
    WA
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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

     

    As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.

     

    Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine. 

     

    Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.

     

    We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.

    Overview

    The Harrington Lab seeks a talented Post-Doc to join our team. We investigate intergenerational-immune interactions, specifically the role of in utero acquired maternal cells (maternal microchimerism) on the development of the fetal and infant immune system and post-natal susceptibility to infection. We have active projects investigating the phenotype and role of maternal microchimerism in susceptibility to malaria and HIV and in immunologic responses to early vaccination. The project associated with this position seeks to specifically understand the role of maternal cells in shaping immunity to foreign antigens, including malaria, experienced in utero and in the early post-natal period. The ideal candidate would have a degree, or extensive experience, in human immunology, with specific experience in flow cytometry, co-culture, and single cell evaluation. For additional information regarding our scientific interests, please refer to our lab webpage:

    https://www.seattlechildrens.org/research/centers-programs/global-infectious-disease-research/research-areas-and-labs/harrington-lab/

     

    The position is available immediately. Please contact Whitney Harrington, MD PhD at whitney.harrington@seattlechildrens.org.

     

    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

     

    As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.

     

    Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI) was founded as an independent non-profit organization devoted to the research to reduce the burden and mortality associated with childhood illnesses. SCRI is closely affiliated with the University of Washington, and benefits from the expertise of a number of key collaborations. Our research facility is located in the fast-developing South Lake Union “biotechnology hub” that is home to many research organizations on the forefront of life science research. In addition to an exciting work environment, SCRI offers a competitive benefits package.

     

    Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine. 

     

    Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.

     

    We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you!

    Requirements

    Required Education/Experience:
    - PhD in specialty area from an accredited university training program
    - Experience using basic research techniques of specialty area

    Preferred:
    - Experience in protocol and manuscript development and in grant writing

    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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