Postdoctoral Fellow

Seattle, Washington State
Salary commensurate with experience.
November 02 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Ladiges and Darvas Research Laboratories at the University of Washington are seeking to hire up to a post-doctoral fellow for a 12-month service period who are interested in extending their research career into the investigation of Alzheimer’s disease and aging. The position would suit candidates with research experience, or closely related research experience, in any one of the following areas – neurodegenerative diseases (preferentially Alzheimer’s disease), gerobiology, virology (preferentially Herpes simplex virus), immunology or mouse genetics. This is a great opportunity for new or junior post-doctoral fellows who enjoy working at the cutting edge of a rapidly moving field and who are looking to work in a discipline that directly impacts a major disease that limits life of people in the Western world.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.

These are full-time positions with the possibility for yearly renewal, dependent upon performance. US citizens and permanent residents are particularly encouraged to apply. The start date for this position would be Fall/Winter 2020. 


The successful candidate will have a recent Ph.D. in a relevant scientific discipline, such as neuroscience, genetics, geroscience, molecular biology or virology. A record of productive research is required. Candidates must be able to perform independent scientific research, analyze and evaluate findings, assist in the completion of grant applications and regulatory documents, write articles for publication; prepare and make formal presentations of research results. Experience with viral vectors or mouse behavior testing would be desirable. All applicants are encouraged to apply as position suitability will be assessed on multiple criteria. The positions require good communication skills, proficiency in scientific writing and good lab practice. 

Application Instructions

Applications should be sent by email to Dr. Martin Darvas ( Applicants are requested to send a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, a CV (including an official transcript of grades) and contact details for two references. The single PDF may also include one or two representative publications.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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