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Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Hematology (2 positions)

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Medicine, Hematology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Hematology (2 positions)

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Position Description

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratories of Dr. Hongxia Fu in the Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine at the University of Washington. The positions will work part time in Dr. Fu’s laboratory and part time in Dr. Benjamin Freedman’s (Division of Nephrology). These are full-time positions on an annual service period of 12 months (July 1-June 30). The anticipated start date for this position is February 1, 2022.

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 develop and apply multidisciplinary methods including single-molecule force spectroscopy, single-molecule fluorescence imaging methods, stem cell derived organoids, gene editing methods, microfluidic chips, and bioinformatics to study both basic research and medical questions. We are interested in mechanobiology, especially how biomolecules and cells sense and respond to the cellular microenvironment changes in cardiovascular, renal, and respiratory systems. We investigate how these responses contribute to physiology and disease mechanisms and seek new methodologies for therapeutics testing and treatment.

We are seeking highly motivated scientists to fit two positions for: (1) applying single-molecule biophysics force spectroscopy (magnetic tweezers), single-molecule fluorescence imaging methods and microfluidics to study mechanobiology in cardiovascular or renal system; (2) applying stem cell derived organoids, gene editing methods, microfluidic chips, or bioinformatics to investigate important basic and biomedical questions in cardiovascular, renal, or respiratory system.


The right candidates will be expected to develop and pursue independent research questions within this overall framework. We seek a highly motivated and creative individuals with a record of scientific productivity who are able to work independently and as part of a team. 

Ideal candidates must have a PhD (or foreign equivalent) and 2 years of postdoctoral training. 

Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in single-molecule biophysics, stem cells and organoids, bioinformatics, microfluidics, fluorescence microscopy, or programming for data acquisition, instrument control, and image processing using LabVIEW and MATLAB.


Please submit your cover letter, a CV and three references via Interfolio; for questions please contact Hongxia Fu, PhD   

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