The research lab of Professor Joseph Smith at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute is recruiting a Postdoctoral Scientist to conduct research investigating vascular dysfunction in cerebral malaria (https://www.seattlechildrens.org/research/centers-programs/global-infectious-disease-research/research-areas-and-labs/smith-lab/). This project aims to elucidate the cell biology and molecular mechanisms of blood-brain barrier dysfunction and barrier stabilization. We utilize a broad range of experimental and computational approaches integrating novel 3D microvessel platforms and field site research in Africa and India. Our overall goal is to expand fundamental understanding of endothelial dysfunction caused by highly inflammatory diseases and to inform novel disease interventions.
The successful candidate will have a keen interest in working with Plasmodium as a parasite of global health importance, pathogen interaction with endothelial cells, and the translation of novel findings into approaches for intervention. Expertise in infectious disease models, cell biology, molecular biology or molecular genetics is important. The successful candidate is expected to (i) have strong written and verbal communication skills, (ii) establish clear goals and to organize and prioritize research, (iii) be willing and able to work with a diverse team of scientists, including postdocs, students and technicians.
Interested applicants must provide a cover letter detailing their scientific achievements and goals, explain their interest in working on the malaria-vascular interaction and provide a curriculum vitae with the contact information of three references. Please write to email@example.com.