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Postdoctoral Scholar (Neurodegeneration) - Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Medicine, Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar (Neurodegeneration) - Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Position Details

Position Description

The laboratory of Brian Kraemer seeks a talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral scholar who works well with others to join our multi-disciplinary collaborative research team.  Dr. Kraemer is faculty in the University of Washington School of Medicine and his laboratory is located on the VA Medical Center Campus in Seattle, Washington.  The Kraemer laboratory studies the molecular genetics of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, progressive supranuclear palsy, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.  This is a full-time position working on a research project supported by an NIH funded R01 grant.  The position is a 12-month (July 1–June 30) annual appointment with an anticipated start date in April 2022 or later.

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.

We offer: a highly stimulating and collaborative scientific work environment in a large laboratory with state of the art research equipment and cutting edge microscopy facilities.  Opportunities for career development are readily available and include access to the NIH sponsored Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia training program. This position includes full benefits and compensation at the NIH stipulated pay scale for postdocs. Successful candidates typically succeed in competing for NIH K99 or VA CDA2 career development awards.  Seattle is a dynamic city in the Pacific Northwest with easy access to both the cascade mountains and Puget Sound. Additional information about the laboratory and research setting can be found here:


Required Qualifications:   

  • A PhD in a relevant field of the biomedical science.
  • US citizenship/permanent resident status required to access laboratory.
  • Experience designing and executing well controlled experiments.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a cooperative part of a team.

Beneficial experience/knowledge/skills may include:

  • Experience with genetic analysis methods in model organisms.
  • Experience in assessing protein expression and function.
  • Experience in advanced microscopy techniques.
  • Experience developing Assays
  • Experience in drug discovery
  • Knowledge of RNA binding protein function.
  • Knowledge of the pathobiology of neurodegenerative disease
  • Knowledge of the biology of aging and disease
  • Knowledge of neurobiology
  • Knowledge of protein aggregation and or liquid-liquid phase separation


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