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Postdoctoral Scholar-Bioengineering, Giachelli Lab

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Bioengineering (SOM)

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar-Bioengineering, Giachelli Lab

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Position Description

Position Description

The Giachelli lab in the department of Bioengineering is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a project related to phosphate signaling in regulation of vascular cell gene expression related to vascular calcification.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated research experience with cell culture, molecular biology, confocal microscopy and FRET. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with techniques for co-localizing interacting proteins and analyzing this data.

This is a full-time position with a 12-month service period, with the possibility for yearly renewal dependent upon performance and continued funding. The Giachelli lab is part of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The start date for this position is as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will be expected to

  • Work independently, with confidence to successfully carry out lab protocols and drive project advancement with minimal supervision.
  • Design and perform experiments, collect, record, and analyse data.
  • Independently manage the project and, in coordination with the Principal Investigator, guide the future project direction. 
  • Contribute to manuscripts and grant proposals and to present work at seminars/symposia as well as professional society meetings.
  • Participate in lab meetings.
  • Participate in routine laboratory maintenance and management of specific lab instrumentation.
  • Assist/train/mentor other lab members in specific techniques if applicable.
  • Complete all training requiring for performing UW and Giachelli Lab research.

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.


PhD (or other foreign equivalent) at the time of hire.

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.


Interested and qualified applicants should apply via Interfolio with a CV, cover letter describing your interest in the position and experience, and the contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin in early July and continue until the position is filled.

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