Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Center for Reproductive Sciences

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Center for Reproductive Sciences

Position Details

Position Description

A full-time postdoctoral position is available on an annual 12- month appointment in the Yang Lab at the University of Washington, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The lab focuses on generating and utilizing pluripotent stem cell and primate models to dissect the cellular and molecular mechanisms of reproductive and obstetric complications, including infertility, miscarriage, preeclampsia, etc. The candidate will carry out the research work under the supervision of Assistant Professor Min Yang within the Center for Reproductive Sciences at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. The anticipated start date is August 1st, 2023.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated a high degree of motivation, professionalism, experimental acumen, organizational skills, teamwork, and a thirst for knowledge and scientific progress. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The job responsibility includes designing, conducting, and evaluating experiments, contributing to the group through innovation and collaboration, presenting and publishing research findings, and participating in Departmental and extramural scholarly activities. Candidates with a strong track record of scientific excellence and outstanding communication and technical skills are preferred.

Experimental/Lab duties include:

  • Cell culture work – organoid generation and 2D/3D cell culture
  • Microscopy – immunofluorescence and confocal imaging
  • Molecular bench work — basic molecular skills are required
  • (molecular cloning, genome editing, etc.)
  • Data analysis – basic skills in bioinformatics or genomic data analysis are required
  • Animal handling — only needed if projects involve animal work
  • Contributing to laboratory organization and maintenance
  • Presentations of data in lab meetings and external meetings
  • Preparation of written scholarly reports/publication

The successful applicant for this position will be encouraged and guided to apply for various funding opportunities.

The base salary range for this position will be: $5,459 per month - $6,250 per month ($65,508 annually - $75,000 annually) 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 degree relevant to biological sciences required. Candidates with a degree in Reproductive, Developmental, Stem cell or Molecular Biology are strongly encouraged to apply. The ability to work independently and as part of a research team is required. Experience with animal work is desired but not required.


To apply, please submit the following through Interfolio:

  • Cover letter stating research experience and goals
  • CV
  • Contact information of three references

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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