Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) has a bold mission: Predict, prevent, reverse and cure immune system diseases, from autoimmune disease to cancer to COVID-19. We examine the immune system in both health and disease to understand how disorders start and how to rebalance the immune system back to health. Equipped with innovative tools and robust biorepositories, our team chips away at the biggest mysteries behind these conditions to work toward our vision of a healthy immune system for all. As an independent non-profit organization within Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we collaborate with clinicians to accelerate the path from innovative lab discoveries to life-changing patient care.
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Overview: The Long Lab is a translational immunology lab focused on better understanding underlying mechanisms of the autoimmune disease, type 1 diabetes. This is done by performing mechanistic studies associated with clinical trials and in-depth studies using clinical samples. In fact, we have been involved in the majority of studies cited in a recent Science T1D special section review (Science 373, 510-516, 2021).
This position provides the unique opportunity to focus on mechanistic studies associated with additional clinical trials in T1D targeting T cells or cytokine pathways.
Responsibilities: The Postdoctoral Research Associate conducts independent biomedical research relevant to defining mechanisms underlying response to therapy. This will include multiple trials targeting a range of cell types and pathways with a focus on advanced single cell analyses.
- Design and perform experiments and analysis relevant to therapeutic targets and immune profiles of response
- Use advanced, high dimensional cytometry and transcriptional techniques
- Work with the Bioinformatics team at BRI to design and perform advanced single cell analyses
- Work closely with the Human Immunophenotyping Core
- Collaborate with leaders in the field of autoimmunity
- Publish papers, write grants and present findings at meeting
- Opportunity to supervise support staff in the lab
- The Postdoctoral Research Associate is a team-player who welcomes challenges and wants to grow as a translational biologist
- Recent or anticipated PhD, MD or MD/PhD in Immunology or a related field and experience in tissue culture, cellular and molecular techniques
- Prefer experience with cytometry and large data-sets
Visit https://careers-benaroyaresearch.icims.com/jobs/1724/postdoctoral-research-associate/job to apply for this position with a cover letter and CV.
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.