Postdoctoral Fellow

Job ID 2021-42021
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
Hot Job
Yes

Responsibilities

We are seeking scientists with interests and expertise in molecular parasitology for a project on RNA editing in Trypanosomes. This project is focused on the multiprotein complexes that perform this essential posttranscriptional recoding of mitochondrial mRNAs in kinetoplastid parasites. Complementary genetic, molecular, cellular, structure/function, and informatic methods are being used to analyze the functions of the catalytic and non-catalytic protein components of the complexes as well as their interactions with each other, with other complexes, and RNA substrates. This includes analysis of the differential editing which controls the changes in the composition and function of cellular energy generating systems between life cycle stages. The studies are elucidating fundamental aspects of eukaryotic RNA processing and are identifying potential drug targets for neglected tropical diseases caused by these parasites.

 

The research is conducted in the dynamic South Lake Union research environment of Seattle which provides extensive interactions among scientists who are at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington School of Medicine and other research institutions, all of which are closely located.

Both positions require a Ph.D. or equivalent biomedical degree and expertise, along with a strong interest and motivation in the relevant areas.

 

Send expression of interest and CV to: stuartlab.schedule@seattlechildrens.org

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:
- Previous experience conducting research in immunology and/or molecular biology
- Experience in lab protocol and manuscript and grant proposal development

 

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.

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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.

Covid-19 Vaccination

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.

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