Seattle Children's

The malaria research lab of Dr. Ashley Vaughan (www.seattlechildrens.org/research/centers-programs/global-infectious-disease-research/research-areas-and-labs/vaughan-lab/) at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research (CGIDR) at Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI) is recruiting a Postdoctoral Scientist to study the genetic attenuation of malaria parasites. The ultimate aim of the research is to create an effective attenuated malaria vaccine for clinical trials.

 

This position offers an great opportunity to work in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment. This work will be performed in the joint laboratories of Dr. Vaughan and Dr. Stefan Kappe (www.seattlechildrens.org/research/centers-programs/global-infectious-disease-research/research-areas-and-labs/kappe-lab/) at CGIDR, which comprises a large, multidisciplinary team that will provide training in cutting-edge molecular parasitology techniques. The project includes genetic manipulation of malaria parasites and phenotypic analysis across the whole malaria life cycle.

 

The successful candidate will have a keen interest in working with Plasmodium as a parasite of global health importance, basic parasite biology, and the translation of novel findings into approaches for intervention.

 

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Producing Plasmodium falciparum parasites at all life cycle stages
  • Producing transgenic parasite lines
  • Performing data analysis and presenting research at internal meetings, scientific conferences, and in peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts

Along with a curriculum vitae, candidates must provide a cover letter detailing the following:

  • Their interest in working on the malaria parasite

Their scientific career ambitions and research goals

 

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Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology or a related scientific discipline
  • Willingness to work with a diverse team of scientists, including postdocs, students and technicians.
  • The ability to work independently as well as collaboratively

Beneficial qualification:

  • Experience working with infectious disease models, especially apicomplexan parasites

To apply for this job please visit careers-seattlechildrens.icims.com.