Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Tuberculosis Immunology)

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Medicine, Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Tuberculosis Immunology)

Position Details

Position Description

The Shah Lab is hiring a enthusiastic postdoctoral scholar to study host immune responses to tuberculosis in our lab. We are interested in understanding the mechanisms of immunopathology and protection to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. We combine observations made in human populations using genetic or transcriptional approaches with detailed mechanistic studies in small animal models. This position will investigate the role of the lung environment, including respiratory mucins, on TB pathogenesis

Specific lines of inquiry include:

  • Evaluation of genetically modified mice on tuberculosis severity
  • Understanding the effects of respiratory mucins on macrophage, dendritic cell, and T cell function in the granuloma
  • Defining effects of mucins on macrophage function in co-culture
  • Defining genetic determinants of mucin expression during tuberculosis

The candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to one or more projects, learning advanced cytometry, cellular and molecular immunology techniques, and/or computational immunology. 

University of Washington postdoctoral appointments have a 12-month service period of July 1 - June 30. This is a full-time position with an anticipated start period for Spring 2023 (April 1 - March 31). Funding is already available and there is possibility for yearly renewal up to three years dependent upon performance. Compensation is commensurate to post-doctoral work experience.

The base salary range for this position will be: $5,459-$6,250 per month ($65,508-$75,000 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include a lump sum relocation payment.

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 Shah Lab is located on the University of Washington’s South Lake Union campus, near the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Seattle Children’s Research Institute, among other major partners in Seattle’s global health “hub.”  Dr. Shah is supported by grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and Veterans’ Health Administration. 


Ideal candidate must have a PhD degree (or foreign equivalent) in Immunology, Biology, Cellular & Molecular Biology, or a closely related discipline. The ideal candidate will have at least 1 year of experience in laboratory-based research and/or modeling/simulation and have published several first author papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The work is highly collaborative, so excellent written and oral communication skills are required as is the ability to handle multiple projects and priorities with exceptional organizational and time management skills.


Please submit a CV and cover letter via Interfolio and do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Javeed Shah ( with any questions.

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