Postdoctoral Fellow Postition at the University of Washington

February 28, 2017

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Giachelli laboratory in the Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington. This fellow is sought to investigate therapeutic targets relevant to calcific aortic valve disease through mouse models recapitulating bone-like formation or resorption in a cell specific manner. The available projects incorporate a variety of cellular and molecular biological approaches (cloning, cell sorting, cell culture, gene expression and functional assays), inducible and tissue-specific genetic fate mapping and targeting mouse models, histology and tissue analysis, and live animal imaging. There will be many opportunities to benefit from the rich and diverse scientific environment of University of Washington and through the group established collaborations.


Suitable candidates must have a PhD degree with a strong background in cell and molecular biology and be willing to work with animals. A background in cardiac valve and vascular biology or matrix biology is highly desired. Experience with small animal in vivo experiments, echocardiography, and tissue analysis is preferred. Ability to work in a team, generate publications, contribute to grants and progress reports, and maintain meticulous records is required. Competitive salary and benefits offered. 


Please send resume and names of 3 references to:

Drs. Cecilia Giachelli ( and Mei Speer (, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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