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Seattle Children's Hospital Postdoctoral Fellow - Piliponsky Lab in Seattle, Washington

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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.

A post-doctoral position is available within the laboratory of Dr. Adrian Piliponsky at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, Pathology and Global Health, University of Washington (Seattle, WA).

Research in Dr. Piliponsky’s lab is focused on the regulation of inflammatory processes involving mast cells and myeloid cells, including allergy inflammation and inflammation during bacterial infections.

Publications of interest can be found at: Piliponsky AM et al. Immunol Rev 2018 (PMID 29431211), Piliponsky AM et al. Nat Immunol 2019 (PMID 30664762), Shubin NJ et al.Mucosal Immunol 2020 (PMID 32103153), Saha SS et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2021 (PMID 34324892).

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; as well as, animal models of bacterial infection and allergic airway and skin inflammation using mast cell and basophil specific conditional mice). They will also be expected to formulate, execute, and communicate research projects.

Required Education/Experience:

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.

To apply: Please submit: 1) cover letter briefly describing your research accomplishments, interests and career goals, 2) your CV, and 3) a list of three references of your current and previous mentors.

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.

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.

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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.

External Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - Piliponsky Lab

Job ID / Requisition Number: 2022-44487

FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)

Name: Immunity & Immunotherapies

Shift: Day Shift

Street: 1900 9th Avenue

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