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Postdoctoral Scholar - Laboratory Medicine and Pathology - Disteche Lab

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Laboratory Medicine and Pathology - Disteche Lab

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Position Description

Post-doctoral Fellowship Position Available in the Disteche laboratory

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Washington is a dynamic department that strives for a consistent level of high achievement in all of its activities. The Department 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.

A full time post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Christine Disteche in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. This position is for research on the regulation, chromatin configuration, and nuclear structure of genes during mouse embryonic development and in human induced pluripotent stem cells, with an emphasis on X-chromosome inactivation, the role of long non-coding RNAs, and single cell omics approaches.

The ideal candidate will have a background in genetics, and preferably epigenetics and should be interested in working in a highly collaborative environment.

Term of Appointment:

This position is a full-time, 12-month (one-year) service period appointment that may be extended up to a maximum of five years, with annual renewal contingent on performance and available funding. Earliest start date is July 1, 2021.

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:


  • A successful candidate will have a PhD and/or MD degree, or a foreign equivalent
  • Only individuals with less than five (5) years of postdoc experience are eligible for this position
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record


If interested, please send a CV and 3 references of contact to Dr. Christine Disteche via Interfolio. Earliest start date is 7/1/2021.

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