Postdoctoral Fellow -Piliponsky Lab

Job ID 2020-35615
Area of Interest
Research & Development
Location Name
Jack R MacDonald Building
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Immunity & Immunotherapies
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province


A post-doctoral position is available within the Piliponsky lab at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington (Seattle, WA). 
Research in Dr. Piliponsky’s lab is focused on the regulation of the innate immune response to bacterial infections; with special interest on mast cells and basophils. Please refer to our publications for more information on our current research (Gendrin C et al. J Allergy Clinical Immunology 2018. PMID 28916188; Piliponsky AM et al. Nature Immunology 2019, PMID 30664762; Shubin NJ et al. Crit Care Med 2020. PMID 31714400; Shubin NJ et al. Mucosal Immunol 2020. PMID 32103153)


The post-doctoral hired for the position will use an array of cellular and molecular approaches (ELISA, cell isolation, flow cytometry, histology, RNAseq and transcriptome analysis, qPCR, bacterial propagation, CRISPR/Cas9) as well as animal models of infection. They will also be expected to formulate, execute, and communicate research projects. 


To be considered for this position, please send a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references.


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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.


Requirements include a recent PhD and/or MD in Immunology or other cell biology- related fields (preferably including immunology training). PhDs graduated within two years are particularly encouraged to apply.


Successful candidates should be highly motivated with an outstanding publication record (at least one first-author research paper published in peer-reviewed international journal) and work ethic. Candidates are required to have a strong research background in cellular immunology, biochemistry, and mouse models of bacterial infections; as well as, excellent written and oral communication skills in English.


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