Postdoctoral Scholar

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Position Details

Position Description


A full-time Postdoctoral position is available on an annual 12- month appointment in the Vojtech lab in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington ( The Department of Ob/Gyn is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community (see  We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds or interests align with this commitment. In recruiting, we welcome unique contributions you can bring in terms of educational pathway, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion or any other diverse attributes.

The Postdoctoral Scholar will be engaging in exciting new studies on how rectal infection impacts the development of protective immunity against Chlamydia. Work will involve high parameter profiling of anti-Chlamydia T-cells by flow cytometry and developing and applying assays to measure antibody functions

The successful candidate will work closely with the PI and a small team in a highly collaborative environment. They will plan and perform experiments, write manuscripts, and participate in and present research findings at local and national meetings. Some administrative tasks such coordinating sample transport and ordering supplies will be expected.

The candidate must self-motivated, show initiative, and be willing to independently acquire new skills. Excellent attention to detail, good organization, and communication skills are essential to success.

The anticipated start date is August 1, 2023.

The base salary range for this position will be: $5,459- $5,875 per month ($65,508- $70,500annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

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.


Ph.D. and/or M.D. or foreign equivalent required, in Immunology, Molecular Biology, or a closely related field.

Must have a strong background in immunology research, with knowledge of multicolor flow cytometry and cellular assays with human peripheral blood. Desired skills include expertise in antigen-specific T cells, bioinformatics analysis, experience with antibody functional assays, experience collecting and using human and primate cells and tissues, writing manuscripts and grant or fellowship applications, and interest in reproductive biology and women’s health.


To apply please submit the following through Interfolio:

  • Cover letter stating research experience and goals
  • CV
  • Contact information for 3 references

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