European Mast Cell and
Basophil Research Network

Post-doctoral position at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

A post-doctoral position is available within the laboratory of Dr. Adrian Piliponsky at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, Pathology and Global Health, University of Washington (Seattle, WA).

Research in Dr. Piliponsky’s lab is focused on the regulation of inflammatory processes involving mast cells and myeloid cells, including allergy inflammation and inflammation during bacterial infections.

Publications of interest can be found at: Piliponsky AM et al. Immunol Rev 2018 (PMID 29431211), Piliponsky AM et al. Nat Immunol 2019 (PMID 30664762), Shubin NJ et al. Mucosal Immunol 2020 (PMID 32103153), Saha SS et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2021 (PMID 34324892).

The post-doctoral hired for the position will use an array of cellular and molecular approaches (ELISA, cell isolation, flow cytometry, histology, RNAseq and transcriptome analysis, qPCR, bacterial propagation; as well as animal models of bacterial infection and allergic airway and skin inflammation using mast cell and basophil specific conditional mice). They will also be expected to formulate, execute, and communicate research projects.

Requirements include a recent PhD and/or MD in Immunology or other cell biology- related fields (preferably including immunology training). PhDs graduated within two years are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates should be highly motivated with an outstanding publication record (at least one first-author research paper published in peer-reviewed international journal) and work ethic. Candidates are required to have a strong research background in cellular immunology, biochemistry, and mouse models of disease, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

To apply: Please send: 1) cover letter briefly describing your research accomplishments, research interests and career goals, 2) your CV, and 3) a list of three references of your current and previous mentors, by email to

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