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The Paragas Lab at the University of Washington Department of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology is looking for an accomplished postdoctoral fellow to initiate a project in genetic mapping of the host-pathogen response to infections of the urinary tract. Studies in vivo will take advantage of Cre-lox-based systems for targeted gene expression analysis in kidney cells and utilize novel non-invasive imaging technologies. The Paragas Lab focuses on the identification of novel kidney disease biomarkers and characterization in both the septic and aseptic states using transgenic animals, optical imaging, and in vivo modeling of human disease in mouse models.

This position requires a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in a relevant biological science and documented experience in cellular and molecular based techniques. Demonstration of writing skills through a documented publication record is required. Successful candidate will have 1 - 2 years of previous post-doctoral experience and demonstrated knowledge and preferable work experience in animal husbandry, optical imaging, molecular biology techniques, microbiology, and small animal surgery. The postdoc will prepare and publish manuscripts and participate in other scholarly activities as appropriate. The ideal candidate will have a record of creativity and scientific excellence as evidenced by publication record in peer-reviewed journals, with at least one first author paper. To postdoc must demonstrate a high level of motivation and scientific curiosity along with excellent communication, collaboration, and technical skills. Must have strong, documented scientific background in relevant field.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Applicants should send a CV, a description of research and career interests as well as references to:

Dr. Neal Paragas

Research Assistant Professor

University of Washington 

UW Box 358052

850 Republican

Seattle, WA 98109 

paragas@uw.edu