Skip to main content

Position Details

Academic Personnel

Postdoctoral Scholar in Cell and Molecular Biology

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Biology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Cell and Molecular Biology

Position Details

Position Description

The Parrish lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington is looking for 2-3 enthusiastic postdocs to join our lab in the University of Washington’s Department of Biology studying somatosensory neuron development in Drosophila. The position/s is a full time  100% FTE Postdoctoral Scholar with an annual service period of 12 months.This is a non-tenured position and is not eligible for promotion. Current projects focus on functional and developmental coupling of epidermal cells to somatosensory neurons as well as growth control of somatosensory neurons. We apply several advanced techniques including live imaging of neuron development and animal behavior, optogenetics, RNA-seq analysis, fly genetics, super-resolution microscopy and biophysical methods. The position is fully funded for at least 2 years.

We offer: an exciting and stimulating work environment with scientific collaborations within the institute, across campus and worldwide. The Department of Biology is located on the University of Washington’s (UW) main campus in Seattle near UW Medicine, Department of Biophysics, Department of Biochemistry, Department of Molecular Engineering, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the newly formed Allen Institute for Cell Science.

The Parrish lab is located the Department of Biology, which is housed in the Life Sciences Complex (, providing state of the art lab space and equipment.  The UW is one of the world’s preeminent public universities and Seattle is a vibrant city in the Pacific Northwest. More information regarding the lab and institute can be found here:

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 (


We seek: individuals with a solid background in neurobiology, cell/developmental biology, and/or molecular biology. We are particularly interested in individuals with experience in advanced imaging techniques including calcium imaging, electrophysiology, and/or RNA-seq analysis. Knowledge in Drosophila genetics would be beneficial, but is not required.


Please provide a CV, a brief description of your scientific experience and interests, and a list of three referees.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

Apply now

The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877)997-8807.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian,
staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint
( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code
recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal
opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and
responsibilities (