Resources for Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Washington

UW Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

The UW Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is part of the UW Graduate School.  The OPA works to enhance the learning and productivity of UW postdoctoral fellows with professional development programs.

Associations for Postdoctoral Fellows

The UW Postdoctoral Association provides a peer network with opportunities for scientific and social interactions within the postdoctoral community, and identifies resources and support available to postdoctoral fellows.

Also, the University of Washington holds an institutional membership in the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) and UW postdoctoral fellows are eligible for free NPA Affiliate Membership. For details, go to the Affiliate Membership page and use your UW email address to create an account for this category of membership.

Listing of Available Faculty and Professional Position Openings

Note that UW faculty positions are listed through the UW Human Resources website.


POSTED: September 13, 2017

Innate Immunity Faculty Position at Dept. of Immunology, Rochester, MN, visit and reference Job Posting #86006BR include coverletter, CV and statement of research interests



POSTED: September 13, 2017

 Duke University Medical Center



The Department of Immunology at Duke University Medical Center invites applications from early to mid-career investigators for TENURE-TRACK or TENURE-ELIGIBLE faculty positions.  Outstanding candidates working in all areas of immunology are invited to apply.  The successful applicant will join a highly interactive group of immunologists within the Department of Immunology and an outstanding immunology, basic science and translational science community at Duke University Medical Center.  The Department boasts a vibrant graduate program and offers ample laboratory space and a highly competitive start-up package, including salary support. 

The Department and the School of Medicine are committed to creating a diverse workforce and offer numerous resources for faculty mentoring and career development (  The Department and the School of Medicine are also committed to creating an outstanding and inclusive training environment and seek candidates who would like to contribute to such an environment.  Please visit our website at (

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree, significant postdoctoral experience, and a record of outstanding research productivity.  Applicants should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement describing previous experiences and/or future goals in mentoring and in fostering diversity in science, and the names of three references.  Application deadline:  October 20, 2017.

Interested candidates should submit their applications electronically to:


Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  


POSTED: July 5, 2017

Position #:  01027
Postdoctoral Research Associate
 Estelle Bettelli   
Full time  

Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is committed to winning the fight against autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and multiple sclerosis, and immune system diseases such as allergies and asthma. BRI is an internationally recognized medical research institute that accelerates discovery by tackling questions from every angle, translating immunology breakthroughs into clinical therapies and healthier patients.

As a non-profit organization within the Virginia Mason Health System, BRI oversees all clinical research at Virginia Mason and BRI, uniquely combining the expertise of a world-renowned medical research institute with the remarkable care of a healthcare quality leader.  BRI supports Virginia Mason clinical investigators in studies across a wide variety of diseases and conditions, such as cardiology and cancer, in addition to autoimmune diseases, allergy and asthma.

Visit or follow Benaroya Research Institute on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter to learn more   

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Bettelli Lab (Immunology program). We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on pathogenic and regulatory T cells in the context of autoimmunity and in particular Multiple sclerosis and its animal model experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). The successful applicant will pursue basic and clinical research using conditional KO, patient samples and mouse models of autoimmunity.

Applicants must hold a recently completed (within the last 2 years) Ph.D. in Immunology or related fields and have a strong background in Immunology. Good communication skills, organizational skills, and a demonstrable publication record are required. Experience with Flow Cytometry, in vivo EAE and other autoimmune models, tissue culture, and immune and molecular biology techniques are desirable.

Application instructions: Visit

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status. 



POSTED: May 5, 2017

POSITION: T cell Immunologist, Research, JUNO Therapeutics

Job Summary: Juno Therapeutics is seeking motivated and accomplished T cell immunologists to lead research focused on the development of anti-tumor engineered T cell therapies and strategies to enhance their potency and persistence. Scientists will be responsible for developing and operationalizing experimental programs using both in vitro and in vivo systems to drive science-based decision making in Juno’s research portfolio. Strong candidates will have expertise in T cell biology and an understanding of immuno-oncology/tumor immunology. Excellent decision making skills, the ability to effectively prioritize, and a demonstrated ability to deliver results are required.

Drug development and project leadership experience is a major plus but qualified scientists motivated to learn the fundamentals of setting a project strategy and leading a drug discovery project team are welcome to apply. Job title and management responsibilities will be commensurate with qualifications. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment and make a meaningful contribution to the fight against cancer.


  • Independently design and perform experiments, analyze results, plan next steps and present data
  • Contribute intellectually to the scientific direction of research projects
  • Be a scientific and experimental design resource for the department
  • Balance multiple responsibilities and maintain flexibility to achieve project goals
  • Be willing to learn from colleagues of all levels and work collaboratively in a team-science environment
  • Build, maintain and broaden scientific expertise
  • Effectively communicate plans and results


  • PhD degree, post-doctoral experience preferred but not required
  • Track record of productivity as evidenced by high impact publications in top-tier scientific journals 
  • Expertise in T cell immunology and cellular and molecular immunology techniques and models. 
  • Sense of urgency 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to identify and implement creative solutions 
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time efficiently contact:



POSTED: February 8, 2017

POSITION: Faculty Positions in Immunology and Systems Biology

LOCATION: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine

The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine seeks outstanding candidates for faculty position with dual expertise in systems biology and immunology with particular focus on applying genetics, genomic, bioinformatics and computational biology approaches to mechanistically dissect basic and applied immune mechanisms. A focus on cancer is preferred, including analysis and modeling of pathways that mediate response or resistance to targeted therapies, signaling in the context of the tumor microenvironment, and signaling perturbations that enhance or inhibit the immune response to cancer cells. Applicants should have a strong record of recent accomplishments as a post-doctoral fellow or sustained productivity as an established faculty member. Appointment and rank at the level of Assistant Professor are preferred although established investigator with a strong track record will be considered. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 31, 2017.

Educational Requirements: Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. Qualifications and Experience: Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and 3-5 years of postdoctoral research experience.

Apply online at and provide curriculum vitae, a list of four references, and Research Statement.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


POSTED: February 8, 2017

POSITION: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Airborne Infectious Disease Transmission

LOCATION: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai invites applications for an NIH-funded, multi-disciplinary Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in a laboratory studying the airborne transmission of influenza viruses, and potentially other respiratory pathogens, in animal models. The successful applicant will perform hands-on experiments with influenza viruses in laboratory animals and will assist with the application of experimental data to theoretical models of infectious disease transmission.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Basic research experience in microbiology and/or animal models of human disease; biomedical engineering, fluid dynamics, aerosol science; or related fields;
  • A Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree; and
  • An intended 3-year commitment.

This research project crosses several disciplines, and thus no candidate is expected to have prior experience in all applicable areas. However, the successful candidate will be highly motivated and will have the desire to explore new fields within a multidisciplinary team. All applicants with a doctoral degree and research experience in areas such as Infectious Diseases, Pulmonary Medicine, Engineering, or Virology are encouraged to apply.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is an NIAID Center of Excellence in Influenza Research and Surveillance, conducting novel collaborative research into influenza virus pathogenesis, host restriction, transmission, evolution and host adaptation, evasion of immunity, and induction of host responses.

Please forward enquiries or CVs to:
Jordan Bragg, Administrative Director, Department of Microbiology Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1124 New York, NY 10029 Email: Fax: (212) 241-7318


POSTED: February 8, 2017



The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Assistant Professor level. This search will specifically target investigators working on any aspect of molecular, cellular, and/or immunological aspects of viral infections.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology: The department is strongly research-oriented, with major programs in bacteriology, immunology, mycology, parasitology, and virology. The department has an active research faculty containing 15 primary faculty members and a number of adjunct faculty as part of the graduate research faculty. Most departmental faculty members are also members of The Witebsky Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, an interdisciplinary center with its own laboratories in a dedicated research building. The department is fully equipped for with all technology required to support a cutting-edge research program.

For more details on faculty and research programs, please visit: and Facilities and Research Partners: Buffalo is home to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the Hauptmann-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI), which have international reputations in cancer research and structural biology, respectively. The University at Buffalo (UB) has Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Public Health, and Pharmacy, whose faculty collaborate extensively within the University, as well as with faculty at RPCI and HWI. Other institutional resources include the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and the newly constructed Clinical and Translational Research Center on the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus. The University is currently in the process of building a new, state-of-the-art medical school in downtown Buffalo which will connect nearby hospitals and research facilities. The Department of Microbiology & Immunology is scheduled to relocate to this new campus in 2017. Community Environment: Buffalo—the City of Good Neighbors—is the second-largest city in New York State. Yet, it’s a big city with a hometown feel. World-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive citywide system of parks and green space designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and major and minor league sports teams are just a few of the wide array of cultural and recreational elements that make Buffalo such a great place to study, work and live. To learn more about the Buffalo/Niagara Region visit: Candidate Requirements: Individuals applying for the level of Assistant Professor must have a Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M, D.D.S, or equivalent degree and, at least two years of post-doctoral research experience. Individuals who are hired will be expected to establish and/or maintain an on-site extramurally-funded and productive research program and to contribute to the undergraduate, graduate, and professional teaching and to various administrative responsibilities of the department.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a:

(1) cover letter,
(2) summary of present and future research plans,
(3) curriculum vitae, and
(4) names/email addresses of three references to:

Only applications and documents submitted online via the UBJobs site will be accepted.

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer