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Postodctoral Scholar, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling- Long acting injectables)

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Medicine, Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Title: Postodctoral Scholar, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (Physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling- Long acting injectables)

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Position Description

The Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington, School of Medicine is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work in the Arnold Lab.

The Arnold Lab is focused on identifying therapeutic pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic relationships for treatment of infectious diseases. We perform in vitro and in vivo studies with novel preclinical models of infection to determine therapeutic exposure-response relationships. In addition, our lab provides clinical pharmacology support for clinical trials targeting infectious diseases. While we focus predominantly on enteric infections, we also collaborate with research groups actively developing innovative long-acting injectable formulations for therapeutics targeting HIV and TB. For these collaborations, our lab is supporting PK/PD modeling approaches that incorporate physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models designed to simulate therapeutic release from the site of administration.

The candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to one or more projects learning advanced pharmacokinetic modeling techniques, preclinical and clinical study design, as well as bioanalytical approaches. 

This is a full-time position with a 12 month (July 1 - June 30) service period with the possibility for yearly renewal dependent upon performance and continued funding. The start date for this position would be Spring 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 Arnold Lab is located on the University of Washington’s South Lake Union campus, in close proximity to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Center for Infectious Disease Research among other major partners in Seattle’s global health “hub.”  Dr. Arnold’s lab is supported by grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, PATH, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


Ideal candidate must have a PhD degree (or foreign equivalent) in Pharmaceutics, Bioengineering, Immunology, Cellular & Molecular Biology, or a closely related discipline. The ideal candidate will have at least 1 year of experience in laboratory-based research and/or modeling/simulation and have published several first author papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The work is highly collaborative, so excellent written and oral communication skills are required as is the ability to handle multiple projects and priorities with exceptional organizational and time management skills.


Interested and qualified applicants will be required to submit a one-page letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three professional references. Please address the letter of interest to:

Samuel Arnold, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor | University of Washington School of Medicine
Department of Medicine | Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Department of Pharmaceutics | University of Washington School of Pharmacy
Member, Center for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases
Member, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine


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