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Seattle Children’s Hospital Postdoctoral Fellow - PhD in Seattle, Washington

Overview:The Torbett Group studies HIV entry, evolution, and assembly at the genomic, biochemical and structural levels, as well as hematopoietic stem cell resistance of HIV vector entry (see: http://hive. scripps. edu and for more information). We have recently relocated to Seattle Childrens Research Institute and U. Washington and the group works as a highly dynamic and interactive team, with many ongoing collaborations with members of the HIV In Viral Evolution (HIVE) Center an NIH funded research Center, and collaborators in the Seattle area. The post-doctoral fellow will participate in studies of viral entry and host factors that have a role in cytoplasmic transport, as small molecule interaction with HIV capsid. A background in biochemistry, cell biology, genomics, and viral biology, preferably HIV, will be needed. The fellow will develop additional scientific skills as appropriate for the research project, and carry out research/development activities of assigned research projects. Responsibilities include all protocol development and review, data collection and analysis, manuscript and fellowship application preparation, relevant to the research project.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: - Working knowledge of modern techniques related to specialty area research, and proficiency using those techniques- Knowledge of safe handling methods (MSDS) of potentially hazardous chemical material and biohazard samples- Knowledge of computer applications and ability to learn and apply new technologies and skills; proficiency using MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and Access)- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills- Excellent oral and written communication skills- Able to effectively present research findings to various groups- Able to effectively analyze data and develop conclusions/hypotheses using accepted research methodologies- Able to successfully work within both academic and field settings (schools, home visits, community programs, other hospitals, etc.) for some positions- Working knowledge of cell biology (culturing of primary hematopoietic cells and cell lines) molecular biology, RNA/DNA isolation and PCR and flow cytometry will be needed. Various methods of protein isolation and qualification and quantification, and a working knowledge of virus biology, preferably HIV, is preferred.RequirementsRequired Education/Experience: - PhD in specialty area from an accredited university training program - Experience using basic research techniques of specialty area Preferred:- Working knowledge of methods for interrogating viral entry and cytoplasmic transport, such as molecular biology, RNA/DNA isolation and PCR, various methods of protein isolation and qualification and quantification, and a working knowledge of virus biology, preferably HIV.Our Commitment to DiversityOur 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