Postdoctoral Scholar in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

University of Washington Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

United States

Postdoctoral Scholar - Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Virology Division - Zhu Lab

Position Overview

Organization: Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Virology Division - Zhu Lab

Position Details

Position Description

The Virology Division in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Washington School of Medicine is recruiting a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Scholar to study protective immune responses in human skin and mucosal surfaces against viral pathogens, including human herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection. The candidate must have a strong desire to develop cutting-edge technology. The research program seeks to expand the development of 3-D ‘tissue organoids’ and/or ‘organ-on-chip’ platforms based on our current ‘skin-on-chip’ microfluidic device with advanced microvascular network. Our goal is to delineate the recruitment and function of various innate and adaptive immune components in response to human HSV infection, and to evaluate newly discovered antiviral drugs and compounds. The candidate will conduct independent research and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of bioengineers, clinicians and researchers.

The anticipated start date is Fall/Winter 2020. This is a full-time position on an annual, 12-month appointment.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.


Desired candidate will have a relevant PhD degree, experience and knowledge in the fields of Bioengineering, Immunology, Virology, or Infectious Disease. The candidate must be proficient in microscopic imaging. Strong analytical, writing, communication and problem-solving skills are preferred. Individuals with less than five (5) years of postdoc experience are eligible for this position.


Please submit a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, curriculum vitae, and three reference letters to:

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qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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