Title Post-doctoral Fellow – Smith Lab “Endothelial Dysfunction and Malaria”
Location Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Job Information

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 new approaches to protect blood vessels from hyperinflammatory injury. We utilize a broad range of experimental approaches, integrating novel 3D blood-brain barrier models 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 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. Expertise in infectious disease models, cell biology, molecular biology or molecular genetics is important.


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 joe.smith@seattlechildrens.org.