Fellow - PhD

Job ID 2021-39119
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

About Us

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 Rajagopal lab (https://www.seattlechildrens.org/research/centers-programs/global-infectious-disease-research/research-areas-and-labs/rajagopal-lab/) has an opening for a postdoctoral position to study molecular mechanisms during microbial pathogenesis. Area of interest include the pathogenesis of  Group B Streptococcus and studies on its toxin. The position will involve isolation and purificationof lipid toxins and elucidating the role of the toxin and toxoid derivatives in animal models of pregnancy associated infections and neonatal disease.

 

Responsible for independently evaluating, selecting, and applying standardized scientific procedures and techniques to carry out research/development activities in a particular scientific discipline.  Has broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of field of specialization.  Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Makes detailed observations, analyzes and interprets data and writes manuscripts/grant proposals.  Collaborates with principal investigator, taking direct responsibility for carrying out research and development activities.  Considerable effort (25% or more) may be dedicated to seeking independent outside research funding.

Requirements

Required Education/Experience:
-Doctorate degree (PhD/DVM/MD) in specialty area from an accredited university training program
- Experience using basic research techniques of specialty area


Preferred:

- PhD in microbiology, immunology, molecular or cellular biology, or a related area

- Substantial prior experience in bacteriology, biochemistry, molecular biology, animal models and tissue culture techniques

- Expertise with flow cytometry.

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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