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Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Derdeyn Lab

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Derdeyn Lab

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Position Description


As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. 

The University of Washington, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology is a broad and dynamic department that strives for a consistent level of high achievement in all of its activities. The Department offers full diagnostic services in all areas of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, is a top ranked research organization as measured by research awards from the National Institutes of Health and offers an array of specialized educational training programs.

The UW Medicine Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology brings together state-of-the-art technology and highly trained, world renowned personnel to provide comprehensive diagnostic and personalized service to physicians, community hospitals, independent laboratories, and other health care organizations. Our operations are based at the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, South Lake Union, Northwest Hospital and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Faculty members also serve at Seattle Children's Hospital, the Veteran’s Administration Puget Sound Healthcare System, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. These collaborative efforts have generated innovative, translational studies in the basic mechanisms of disease as they apply to diagnostic laboratory medicine and pathology.

The Derdeyn Lab has an outstanding opportunity for a 1.0 FTE Postdoctoral Scholar.

  • Term of appointment: This position is a full-time, 12-month (one-year) appointment that may be extended up to a maximum of three years. 
  • The base salary range for this position will be: $5,459 per month ($65,508 annually).

General Duties:

Hands on laboratory research that includes multiple projects related to HIV-1 structure/function, immunology, and vaccines. Approaches include molecular biology, protein expression and purification, virus replication, neutralization, and inhibition, flow cytometry, ELISA, and 10X Genomics single cell RNA sequencing.

  • Analyzing, compiling, and interpreting data.
  • Preparing and writing manuscripts and grants.
  • Staying current with relevant literature and developments in the field.
  • Intellectual engagement and contribution to the research program.
  • Actively engaging with collaborating laboratories.
  • Creating data presentations for meetings and conferences.
  • Contributing to the organization and logistics of the lab.




Education requirement, minimum: PhD in biomedical sciences related to biology, immunology, microbiology, virology, or equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

  • Proficient in molecular biology laboratory, flow cytometric, and tissue culture techniques.
  • Uses safe and best laboratory practices.
  • Works well within a collaborative team-based environment.
  • Has a demonstrated ability for written scientific communication with an emerging record of peer-reviewed publications.

Desired: A highly motivated individual with outstanding communication and project management skills and a strong interest in HIV and vaccines; familiarity with nonhuman primate studies and NIH funded research; familiarity or proficiency in Python or other coding languages; interest in writing research grant applications; experience working with HIV/SIV; experience with or strong interest in learning 10X Genomics.



Applicants should send (via interfolio) their CV, cover letter, and contact information for at least three references addressed to Cynthia Derdeyn, PhD, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA -

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