Skip to main content

Position Details

Academic Personnel

Postdoctoral Scholar - Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Virology Division - Zhu Lab

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Virology Division - Zhu Lab

Position Details

Position Description

The Virology Division in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Washington School of Medicine is recruiting a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Scholar to study protective immune responses in human skin and mucosal surfaces against viral pathogens, including human herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection. The candidate must have a strong desire to develop cutting-edge technology. The research program seeks to expand the development of 3-D ‘tissue organoids’ and/or ‘organ-on-chip’ platforms based on our current ‘skin-on-chip’ microfluidic device with advanced microvascular network. Our goal is to delineate the recruitment and function of various innate and adaptive immune components in response to human HSV infection, and to evaluate newly discovered antiviral drugs and compounds. The candidate will conduct independent research and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of bioengineers, clinicians and researchers.

The anticipated start date is Winter/Spring 2022. This is a full-time position on an annual, 12-month appointment (July1- June 30).

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:


Desired candidate will have a relevant PhD degree (or foreign equivalent), experience and knowledge in the fields of Bioengineering, Immunology, Virology, or Infectious Disease. The candidate must be proficient in microscopic imaging. Strong analytical, writing, communication and problem-solving skills are preferred. Individuals with less than five (5) years of postdoc experience are eligible for this position.


Please submit a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, curriculum vitae, and three reference letters to Dr. Zhu via Interfolio.

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.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

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 (

Privacy Notice

Review the University of Washington Privacy Notice for Demographic Data of Job Applicants and University Personnel to learn how your demographic data are protected, when the data may be used, and your rights.

Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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.

Title IX Notice

Title IX, Title VII, VAWA, Washington State law, and University of Washington policy collectively prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, pregnant or parenting status, and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) identity.

Anyone may contact the Office of the Title IX Coordinator about sex and gender discrimination, including sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and other forms of sexual misconduct. Anyone who has experienced these behaviors has the right to make a complaint to the University, report to the police, to both, or not at all.

Please see the Title IX website to learn more about how to report or make a formal complaint of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or other sexual misconduct. You will also find information about supportive measures and the grievance procedures that are utilized for complaints of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct. Students and employees have access to support measures and resources, whether or not they choose to make a complaint.

Office of the Title IX Coordinator

Valery Richardson, Title IX Coordinator
Mags Aleks, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
4311 11th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105