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Fellow - PhD, Research at Seattle Children's Hospital

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Type: Full Time
Location: Seattle, Washington





Job Description:

About Us
Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children's - to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.

Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine.

Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the and and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.

We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.
Overview
The SEPS lab ( ) at the Center for Integrative Brain Research, Seattle Children's
Research Institute and the University of Washington invites applications for several R01-funded postdoctoral positions.

Work in the SEPS lab focuses on shared molecular pathology among the many genetic causes of autism.

The successful candidate will work closely with a technician and graduate/undergraduate students to plan and supervise several parallel lines of investigation involving primary neuronal cell culture, genetic mouse models, and human iPS cells.

The candidate will be expected to independently move projects forward, write papers, and apply for F32 or equivalent grants. The ideal candidate will have the ability to perform precise wetlab work and complex bioinformatics analyses.

Prior experience with human iPS cell culture and MatLab or R programming would be beneficial. Creative, big-picture thinking and dedication to autism research are essential. The selected candidate will join the vibrant research community at CIBR, located on the top floor of a newly renovated building in downtown Seattle. A modern, open lab space, a collegial atmosphere, on-site gym and rooftop garden, and
top-of-the-line equipment, office space and meeting rooms make this an ideal training environment.

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Requirements
Required Education/Experience:
- PhD in specialty area from an accredited university training program
- Experience using basic research techniques of specialty area

Preferred:
- Previous experience conducting research in the pediatric arena
- Experience in protocol and manuscript development and in grant writing
Our Commitment to Diversity
Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children's are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children's is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

- Area of Interest: Research & Development;
- FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods);
- Work Status: Regular;
- Department: Integrative Brain Research;
- Shift: Day Shift;
- Job ID: 36509;.


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