Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities @ Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason

April 30, 2020

Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI), located in Seattle, Washington, is dedicated to discovering causes and cures of a wide variety of human diseases, with special emphasis on autoimmune and immune system diseases. Research at BRI is organized into Programs that each individually focus on a key research topic, but that together synergize through the use of shared resources and expertise.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Bettelli lab will be engaged in studying novel pathways regulating the differentiation and pathogenicity of T cells, the function of regulatory T cell biology in autoimmunity. Work includes use animal models and human samples. Recent or anticipated PhD, MD or MD/PhD in Immunology or related fields. The scientist will be engaged in studying novel pathways regulating the differentiation and pathogenicity of T cells, the function of regulatory T cell biology in autoimmunity. Work includes use animal models and human samples. Immunology, in vivo mouse models and flow cytometry experience are necessary. 

The Harrison lab works to understand the mechanisms controlling host-microbe interactions at barrier sites such as the skin and gastrointestinal tract. We study how our resident commensal microbes influence the development, education and function of our immune system. A recent, or anticipated, PhD in Immunology is required. Experience in immunology, molecular biology and/or bioinformatics-based analysis of epigenetic/transcriptomic datasets are strongly preferred. Experience of animal models of inflammation or infection is preferable but not essential.

Research in the Lacy-Hulbert lab focuses on the mechanisms of innate immune recognition of self and foreign organisms, and regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses. A PhD in immunology or a related field (such as host-pathogenesis/microbiology/ virology) and experience in immunology, cell biology and/or molecular biology are required. Experience of bioinformatics analysis and models of autoimmunity or inflammation are preferable but not essential.

The Long lab is a translational immunology lab focused on better understanding underlying mechanisms of autoimmune disease, patient variability, and response to therapy. Requires a Ph.D. in Immunology or a related field and experience in tissue culture, cellular and molecular techniques. Prefer experience with flow cytometry and experience with large data-sets.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, & life insurance, retirement plan, transportation subsidy, 3 weeks of vacation per year, plus 12 paid holidays (9 fixed and 3 float days). More information is available online.

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