Fellow - PhD

Seattle Children's
Seattle, Washington State
April 22 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
PhD Fellowship


The Sather lab is currently recruiting an energetic, highly motivated postdoctoral researcher for a project in HIV-1 vaccines. The goal of this project is to understand the kinetics, ontogeny, and evolution of B cell receptor (BCR) responses during vaccination.  We seek to define how vaccines drive Fab evolution and class switch kinetics, and to determine the functional consequences of these processes on vaccine-elicited antibody immunity.  We emphasize technology driven approaches and heavily utilize NGS Rep-Seq in our studies. 

We are looking for creative, independent researchers who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will train the right candidate. Background in immunology, infectious diseases, or NGS-based approaches is preferred; enthusiasm, energy, and motivation are essential.  


Required Education/Experience:

  • Ph.D. in immunology, cell biology, or related fields
  • Strong research track record, as evidenced by publications and presentations
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Desire and ability to work in a highly collaborative research environment
  • Experience with the major immunological assays, NGS, and Flow cytometry (etc.) is preferred
  • Strong foundational basic laboratory skill set (e.g., molecular biology and cell culture techniques)

- Previous experience conducting research in the pediatric arena
- Experience in protocol and manuscript development and in grant writing