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Postdoctoral Scholar - Neurology, Division of Neurogenetics

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Neurology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Neurology, Division of Neurogenetics

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Position Description

This position will encompass projects related to the pathophysiology of Alzheimer and neurodegenerative diseases.  The group studies immune function and genetic risk regulating neuroimmune mechanisms of disease with the goal of informing effective therapeutic development.  We are interested in the diversity of immune cell phenotypes in the brain and their relative contribution to or protection from disease.  We leverage AD subject biospecimens including brain, skin and blood to establish molecular profiles using single cell/nucleus ‘omic approaches.   The laboratory has an active stem cell modeling component where we functionally test hypotheses raised in transcriptomic and epigenomic studies.   The position offers the opportunity to do research in a superb intellectual setting at UW which will include work with fellow colleagues at the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) and collaborators in Medical Genetics.

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 University of Washington, Department of Neurology is seeking a full-time (100% FTE) postdoctoral scholar with an anticipated start for Fall 2021. This position is on an annual 12-month service period (July 1 - June 30).


The successful candidate will be highly motivated, independent, with outstanding written and oral communication skills.  Research experience with stem cell culture, programming in R, basic biostatistics bioinformatics analyzing transcriptomic and other multiomics data is highly desirable.  Salary will be commensurate with research experience and based on the NIH guidelines for postdoctoral trainees.

Eligible applicants should be near completion or have completed a PhD within the last year in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, neurobiology, molecular biology, bioengineering or related field, or foreign equivalent.


Applicants should upload Diversity Statement, a letter of interest, and CV.

Interested candidates please address a CV with a list of publications, a brief statement of your previous research expertise, your postdoctoral research interests and the contact information of three referees to Suman Jayadev at

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