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Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (Molecular target-based drug discovery)

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Medicine, Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (Molecular target-based drug discovery)

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Position Description

The Ojo Laboratory at Center for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases (CERID), University of Washington, Department of Medicine, Allergy & Infectious Diseases is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar with interests in the area of molecular target-based drug discovery in neglected infectious diseases. Research work in the Ojo lab is a multidisciplinary endeavor in target-based drug discovery for neglected infectious diseases requiring knowledge in chemistry, genetics/molecular biology, biochemistry, and pharmacokinetics/drug metabolism. The successful candidate will take advantage of our high-throughput screening & protein production pipelines to develop well-characterized inhibitors that can be further developed as cost-effective & potent therapeutics for neglected infectious diseases. Our team utilizes a wide variety of molecular/biochemical and in vivo pharmacokinetics/efficacy techniques. Candidates with many of these skills are highly desired. The position requires flexibility in the work hours, including extension into the evening when processing of laboratory specimens and research deadlines mandate. On a few occasions, it requires working outside of the standard work week. 

This is a full-time position with a 12 months service period with the possibility for yearly renewal dependent upon performance and continued funding. The base salary range for this position will be: $68,460 - $74,106 annually ($5,705 - $6,176 per month) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. We anticipate that position will begin in Spring 2024.

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 successful candidate must have a PhD (or foreign equivalent) degree in Genetics, Biological sciences, Basic Sciences, Health Sciences, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have experience in:

  • Molecular & cellular Biology techniques 
  • bioinformatics and computational biology. 
  • cell culture, transfection, and transgene expression. 
  • CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing. 
  • high-resolution and live-cell fluorescence microscopy. 
  • protein expression, purification and characterization 
  • pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism


Please submit a CV, cover letter and names of 3 references addressed to Dr. Kayode Ojo via Interfolio. If you have any questions please contact

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