Postdoctoral Opportunity in the Gerner Lab

Visualizing Tumor Microenvironments: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Gerner to investigate how the spatial organization of innate and adaptive immune cells in tumors influences cancer development and the outcome of immunomodulatory therapy. This is an industry-sponsored collaborative opportunity, the major aim of which is to use multiplex confocal imaging and quantitative image analysis (Gerner et al., Immunity 2012, Immunity 2015) to understand tumor microanatomy during disease and after therapy. An additional goal of this project is to develop novel statistical image analysis platforms to better study the spatial relationships and intercellular interactions of cells in complex 3D tissues.

This position requires PhD level training in immunology, cancer biology, or a related field, and/or extensive expertise in imaging and image processing. Experience with bioinformatics and implementation of customized statistical algorithms is desirable. The successful applicant will join a collaborative and dynamic research environment, and will be able to take advantage of the extremely collegial surroundings provided by the UW’s Department of Immunology and the thriving research environment in Seattle. Opportunity has potential for international travel.

Applications should be sent by email to Dr. Gerner at gernermy@uw.edu. Applicants are requested to send a cover letter, CV, one or two representative publications, and names and contact information of three references.

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, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.