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Postdoctoral Research - Cardiology

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Medicine, Cardiology

Title: Postdoctoral Research - Cardiology

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Position Description

Two (2) postdoctoral positions are available within the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, at the University of Washington to study the role of fortilin in human diseases. Although we mainly focus on atherosclerosis and heart failure, our research efforts have recently been expanded to the field of oncology, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Candidates interested in any of the above fields are encouraged to apply. We encourage the applicants to visit our lab website:

This is a full-time Postdoctoral Scholar position on an annual,12-month appointment with an anticipated start date of May 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.

The Lab has been a leader of fortilin research with multiple key publications (PMIDs: 28939212, 28550308, 26726832, and others). The successful candidates will perform molecular biological, cellular, and whole-animal experiments with utmost scientific rigor, to elucidate the role of fortilin in various human diseases. Although general competency in key cellular and molecular biology procedures, immunohistochemical staining, and mouse handling is preferable, in-depth expertise in either (a) handling and experimentation of genetically manipulated mice or (b) molecular biological procedures is required. Excellent people skill and ability to function as a collaborative team member is mandatory. Recent PhDs (within the last 5 years) in the field of molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or cardiovascular biology are particularly encouraged to apply. At least one first author paper is required. The Lab trains and mentors its members for their future professional success, although hard work and good commutation skills are necessary.

The South Lake Union research campus of the University of Washington where the Lab is located, provides scientists with a highly interactive environment for research in not only cardiovascular diseases but also oncology, metabolic diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases. The campus offers a number of well-managed core laboratories which enhance research activities. The University of Washington is one of the most innovative public universities in the US, enjoying the top 10 ranking in NIH funding. Seattle, a vibrant and exciting city with Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, and Boeing, offers a beautiful summer and numerous outdoor activities.        


Ph.D. or foreign equivalent degree relevant to the lab study.


Please submit a cover letter and CV through Interfolio. With questions, you may contact Dr. Ken Fujise, the Principal Investigator, at

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