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Postdoctoral Scholar - Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Medicine, Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Position Details

Position Description

The Garcia laboratory in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington and the VA Puget Sound is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar, who is interested in studying signaling networks related to muscle wasting in cancer patients and in patient-derived samples.

The research team is interested in elucidating comprehensive signaling networks that control muscle mass and function with the goals to identify and characterize novel mechanisms of muscle atrophy in the setting of cancer. We are particularly interested in the role of mitochondria and hormonal signaling including androgens. The postdoctoral scholar will work in a highly interactive laboratory environment and collaborate with clinical experts, molecular biologists, and biochemists.

Competitive candidates will have expertise in: 1) Clinicaltranslational research, 2) Muscle metabolism, and 3) molecular biology in cancer or metabolic diseases.

See Dr. Garcia’s bio and prior publications for more information:


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Faculty at the University of Washington engage in teaching, research and service. This is a 12-month full-time position with the title of Postdoctoral Scholar.

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.

The base salary range for this position will be: $5459 - $6500 per month ($65,508 – $78,000 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

Direct inquiries and questions to: Dr. Jose Garcia,


Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in the field of the life sciences, a strong publication record, and good spoken/written communication skills.


Interested and qualified applicants should apply via Interfolio. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references.

Application review will continue until the position is filled.

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