Post-doctoral fellow

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Sep 20, 2019
Nov 19, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

The Darvas lab in the Department of Pathology (University of Washington)  is seeking to hire a post-doctoral fellow who is interested in extending their research career into the investigation of Alzheimer’s disease. The lab has recently been awarded a new R01 to study the infectious etiology of Alzheimer’s disease and is now expanding. The position would suit candidates with research experience, or closely related research experience, in any one of the following areas – neurodegenerative diseases (preferentially Alzheimer’s disease), virology (preferentially Herpes simplex virus), senescence or mouse genetics. This is a great opportunity for new or junior post-doctoral fellows who enjoy working at the cutting edge of a rapidly moving field and who are looking to work in a discipline that directly impacts a major disease that limits life of people in the Western world.

This is a full-time position with the possibility for yearly renewal, dependent upon performance. US citizens and permanent residents are particularly encouraged to apply. The start date for this position would be as soon as possible.

Application Instructions:

Applicants are requested to provide a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, a CV (including an official transcript of grades) and contact details for two references. The single PDF may also include one or two representative publications.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a relevant scientific discipline, such as neuroscience, genetics, molecular biology or virology. A record of productive research is required. Candidates must be able to perform independent scientific research, analyze and evaluate findings, assist in the completion of grant applications and regulatory documents, write articles for publication; prepare and make formal presentations of research results. Experience with viral vectors or mouse behavior testing would be desirable. All applicants are encouraged to apply as position suitability will be assessed on multiple criteria. The position requires good communication skills, proficiency in scientific writing and good lab practice.