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Postdoctoral Scholar - Neurological Surgery - Stroke & Applied Neuroscience (SANS) Center

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Neurological Surgery

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Neurological Surgery - Stroke & Applied Neuroscience (SANS) Center

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Position Description

This position is for one full-time postdoctoral scholar who will be an active member and participant in the Stroke & Applied Neuroscience (SANS) Center laboratory under the direction of Drs. Michael Levitt and Louis Kim in the UW Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery. The SANS Center is an NIH-funded research unit that conducts multidisciplinary translational research projects at the intersection of neurological surgery, bioengineering, and mechanical engineering to investigate the pathophysiology and course of diseases and disorders of the brain and its blood vessels, and uses this knowledge to advance neurological surgery practice and patient outcomes. DNA, RNA and proteomic based identification of pathways of vascular endothelial biology are a priority of this effort. This position involves techniques including cell culture, endothelial genetic and morphological analysis, mitochondrial isolation and functional assays, flow cytometry and fluorescence activated cell sorting, confocal microscopy, RNAseq, processing of biofluids and biospecimens for analysis, and interpretation of genome/exome sequencing. It is expected that the position will work independently but also collaboratively with all members, post-docs and trainees in the lab. The position will also assist in the preparation of grant reports and grant proposals. Grant funding, both independent and collaborative (with the multidisciplinary Stroke & Applied Neuroscience Center faculty) are the focus of the position's efforts in the laboratory.

This appointment to the academic staff as a postdoctoral scholar entails no formal teaching responsibilities; however, the position will be expected to assist in training laboratory personnel (postdoctoral fellows, neurosurgery residents, students, and technicians). Academic staff members at the University of Washington are expected to engage in productive research, and to seek publication of their results in peer-reviewed research journals.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement. The initial appointment shall be for a minimum of 1 year (12 month service period).  The total appointment duration is not to exceed 5 years, including postdoctoral  experience(s) at UW and other institutions.  Salary is commensurate on months of experience as defined by the collective bargaining agreement. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.

Estimated start date is March 1, 2021 or later.


Eligible applicants should have a Ph.D. in a related field, or foreign equivalent.


Please submit a CV and Cover Letter for review.

For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Levitt at

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