Postdoctoral Fellow - PhD, Research

Job ID 2021-41816
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 post-doctoral fellow will develop scientific skills as appropriate for this level of training position, and carry out research/development activities in support of assigned research projects. Responsibilities include protocol development and review, data collection and analysis, manuscript and fellowship application preparation, and training in the conduct of clinical trials and research. Work in Dr. Sodora’s laboratory focuses on understanding how the immune system fights off and is influenced by infectious diseases that cause sickness and death in the US and around the world. The goal is the development of therapeutics and vaccines to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by the infectious diseases we study: HIV, SIV (simian immunodeficiency virus), Mycobacteria and SARS-CoV-2.  This postdoctoral position will be supported by an NIAID R01 grant awarded July 2021 to assess the role of type-1 interferon responses in suppression of adaptive immune responses in an HIV monkey model.  

 

As a postdoctoral scientist in the Sodora laboratory, you will be required to:

 

- Design and conduct experiments as part of ongoing research projects assessing infectious diseases and immune responses.

- Undertake analysis of data generated

-Write manuscripts based on findings

-Assist in preparations of research grants

-Mentor students and research technicians

Requirements

Required Education/Experience: 
- Doctorate degree (PhD/DVM/MD) in specialty area from an accredited university training program 
- Experience using basic research techniques in fields of virology, microbiology, bioinformatics or immunology.

Preferred: 
- Previous experience addressing questions regarding host-pathogen interactions
- Experience in protocol, manuscript, and grant writing

-Experience with analysis of transcriptomic or microbiome data

 

In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children’s requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.

Covid-19 Vaccination

In accordance with Washington state law, Seattle Children’s requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent and your vaccine status will be verified at onboarding.

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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