We are seeking a highly motivated scientist who is interested in combining single-molecule fluorescence and force manipulation, and microfluidics methods to investigate important biomedical questions. Specifically, the successful candidate will study how the proteins in our cardiovascular system respond to the force generated by blood flow, and how this response is related to their functions in both physiological and pathophysiological conditions such as bleeding disorders and thrombosis. As part of this work, the applicant will perform studies differentiating gene-edited human pluripotent stem cell lines into endothelial organoids for the purposes of disease modeling. The study aims to discover the mechanisms governing the biological functions and seek new methodologies for therapeutics testing and treatment of related diseases. This position requires a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent and a minimum of two years’ experience performing experiments in a biophysical, bioengineering, or a biological research laboratory. The preferred research experience includes biophysics, fluorescence microscopy, and programming for data acquisition, instrument control, and image processing (e.g. LabVIEW and Matlab). The applicant will also assist Dr. Fu with mentoring trainees. The preferred start date for this position is October 2, 2017. This is a full-time position on an annual, 12-month appointment.
This is a dynamic research environment at the cutting edge of modern medicine and life sciences, with ample opportunities to grow, connect, and learn.
If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter, a CV, and contact information for three references to Hongxia Fu (hfu@ uw.edu).
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, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.