Postdoctoral Fellow

University Of Washington - Seattle, WA4.1


The Raskind/Korvatska lab in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking a post-doctoral researcher with an interest in the genetics of neurodegenerative diseases to join an ongoing study of 1) the role of (H+) vacuolar ATPase in Parkinson’s disease and intellectual disability (PMID: 23595882) or 2) microglia-specific genetic risk factors in Alzheimer’s disease (PMID: 26076170).We use diverse functional assays based on patient cells and model systems. Dr. Raskind, a medical geneticist, and Dr. Korvatska, a molecular biologist, collaborate with experts in neurobiology, systems biology, stem cell biology and neuropathology.

Ideal training and experience would include:

Recent PhD in Neuroscience, Molecular and Cell Biology, Genome Sciences, Immunology or equivalent.

Expertise in mammalian tissue culture, gene delivery (e.g., nucleofection, lentivirus), RNA interference, in vivo reporter assays, and cell imaging;

Familiarity with main molecular biology techniques such as molecular cloning, qRT-PCR, RNA microarrays and next-gen sequencing

Desired: expertise in stem cell biology (iPSC generation and differentiation), microglial and neuronal cultures, flow cytometry, gene editing (CRISPR/CAS9), familiarity with bioinformatic tools for analysis of RNA-Seq or proteomics data

The UW is an outstanding environment from which future careers in academics and/or industry are strongly developed. This position is part of an NIH-supported training program (T32) and emphasizes interdisciplinary basic science research training for a minimal period of two years for qualified individuals who are committed to pursuing a career in academic setting. Because the position will be funded by an NIH institutional training grant, only US citizens or permanent residents are eligible. The fellowship could begin as early as July 2019.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references should be submitted by e-mail.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Doctorate (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)