Nephrology – Senior Fellow Trainee (NN16871)

Position Overview

Organization: School of Medicine, Medicine

Title : Senior Fellow Trainee

Search Number : NN16871

Position Details

The Division of Nephrology at the University of Washington is seeking a highly talented and motivated postdoctoral fellow to lead pioneering studies in organ regeneration and disease under the combined mentorship of Dr. Stuart Shankland and Dr. Benjamin Freedman.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. relevant to biological science, M.D., or M.D. Ph.D., or equivalent degree and will focus on modeling glomerular disease and regeneration in human kidney organoids derived from pluripotent stem cells. This is an exciting and emerging area of research with significant potential for fundamental discoveries and bench-to-beside impact. The successful candidate will design and evaluate experiments, actively contribute to the group through innovation and collaboration, present and publish research findings, and participate in Divisional and extramural scholarly activities. The ideal candidate will have a record of creativity and scientific excellence as evidenced by publication record in peer-reviewed journals, a high level of motivation and scientific curiosity along with excellent communication, collaboration, and technical skills.

This is a 12-month, full-time position with the title of Senior Fellow Trainee (job class code 0442). Postdoctoral fellow must be eligible for a NIH T32 Fellowship. In order to be eligible for the NIH T32 Fellowship, per NIH regulations, the individual to be trained must be a citizen or noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Interested applicants should email a CV, a description of research and career interests (1-2 page maximum) as well as references to Drs. Stuart Shankland ( and Benjamin Freedman ( All applications should be sent by June 1, 2016.