Department of Medicine/Division of Hematology Senior Fellow Trainee 0442/Senior Fellow 0445 100% FTE; service period 12 months
Post-doctoral positions are available immediately for research on gene therapy and stem cells (US citizens and permanent residents preferred). Gene editing by adeno-associated virus vectors is a major focus of the laboratory. Ongoing projects include studies on the mechanism of gene editing (Nat Struct Mol Biol 2014 v21 p969), in vivo gene editing to model liver genotoxicity and tumor formation (PNAS 2012 v109 p11264), creating universal donor cells for regenerative medicine applications by MHC/HLA gene editing in pluripotent stem cells (Mol Ther 2013 v21 p1232), chromosome engineering to correct trisomies (Cell Stem Cell 2012 v11 p615), and therapeutic gene editing in hematopoietic stem cells (unpublished). Our scientific team has a long history of conducting research on gene therapy, viral vectors and homologous recombination. Project choice is flexible but will involve the development and application of novel methods for manipulating the mammalian genome. The University of Washington is an outstanding venue for research, with excellent clinical and scientific resources, a large faculty with diverse research interests, and an Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine that includes members working on many different aspects of stem cell biology.
Candidates with molecular biology experience, and familiarity with viral vectors, immunology, and/or stem cell biology are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. and/or M.D. required.
The position is located in David Russell's laboratory in the Department of Medicine and Division of Hematology at the University of Washington in Seattle.
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