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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Positions, Division of Rheumatology

University of Washington, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
Seattle, Washington State
$5,705-$6,000 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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Health Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Job Details

We seek two postdoctoral fellows to join the Mustelin/Najjar lab in the Rheumatology division, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, to lead and collaborate on genomics research projects in systemic autoimmune diseases. These are full-time positions on an annual service period of 12 months (July 1 – June 30).  The anticipated start date for these positions is July, 1st 2024.

The fields of autoimmunity and rheumatology have seen important advances in therapeutics that have improved patients’ lives. At the same time, all these advances are based on inhibiting inflammatory molecules that are physiologically important for a healthy immune system. We are interested in the next generation of therapeutics that will be personalized and only target the original disease process. Such treatments can only be created if we reveal the true causes of systemic autoimmune diseases.

Join our lab to help generate and test novel hypotheses in rheumatologic autoimmune diseases. We are looking for highly motivated postdoctoral fellows with expertise in computational biology, bioinformatics, or a similar field. While our lab conducts both wet and dry lab experiments, the current roles will focus on computational research. Our work explores multiple domains of biology including alternative splicing, transposable elements, and innate immunity sensing. Our research projects include analyses of multiple types of genomic data including bulk and single cell transcriptomics, spatial transcriptomics, epigenomics, and DNA sequencing.

The base salary range for this position will be $5,705-$6,000 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. 

Postdoctoral scholar 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.


The ideal candidates will have PhDs (or foreign equivalent) in computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, or other similar fields such as biostatistics. Applicants must have a proven publication record and a computational background is required.

Postdocs will lead projects in rheumatologic autoimmune disease and contribute to other projects on a collaborative basis.

Application Instructions

Please email Dr. Rayan Najjar ( (1) a 1-page cover letter describing your computational experience, career objectives and research interests, (2) a CV with a list of publications (max. 3 pages), and (3) a list of three references. Please also apply at this link:

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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.

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