Center for Infectious Disease Research Postdoctoral Scientist- Stuart Lab in Seattle, Washington

Job Description

A position is available for a Postdoctoral Scientist with immunological expertise. We are seeking an outstanding, highly motivated person for a* Malaria vaccine research project* that is being conducted at the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR, which is affiliated with the University of Washington, in conjunction with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC,, international collaborators, and within the NIH Human Immunology Consortium (HIPC, The successful candidate will investigate immune responses to immunization and controlled human malaria infection (CHMI). The research will be conducted in a dynamic multidisciplinary research environment. The overall program has malaria and HIV vaccine research projects in addition to clinical, data analysis, and systems biology components which support and integrate the research. The overall goal of the malaria project is to identify immune responses and processes that correlate with protection from malaria infection, how they are generated by vaccination, and how these relate to relevant processes that result in immune protection, which can inform vaccine development.

Position Requirements

  • PH.D. or equivalent biomedical degree in immunology, preferably of infectious diseases.
  • Proficiency with immunological analyses, e.g. cellular, humoral, transcriptomic, etc.
  • Strong motivation to understand vaccine induced immune processes.
  • Motivated by the importance of vaccines for at risk populations.
  • Ability to establish clear goals and to organize and prioritize work.
  • Willing and able to collaborate with a diverse team of scientists.
  • Thrives within a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Organization Overview:

The CIDR is an independent non-profit research institution that is affiliated with the University of Washington. Its staff of over 250 conduct research on global infectious disease and work collaboratively on projects with the common goal of eliminating the world’s most devastating infectious diseases. CIDR is affiliated with the University of Washington ( This project is a collaboration with the VIDD division of the FHCRC (, which is nearby.

Apply online through our website at The application must include a cover letter that indicates your immunological experience, interests, and long term goals. If you need assistance with our online application contact us at

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The Seattle Biomedical Research Institute dba Center for Infectious Disease Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Tracking Code: 201813

Job Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular