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Postdoctoral Fellow

Department: Kuchina
Location: Seattle, WA

The Kuchina lab at the Institute for Systems Biology is seeking a highly motivated and creative Postdoctoral Fellow to lead the projects on systems biology of bacteria in complex biological samples such as microbiota, biofilm or the host-pathogen interface. We have established a single-cell RNA sequencing approach designed specifically for bacteria, which we seek to further develop and apply towards gaining an understanding of transcriptome-wide phenotypic variation of invasive intracellular pathogens. We are also developing approaches for measuring phenotypic heterogeneity and single-cell behavior of bacteria in single- or polymicrobial biofilms. A Postdoctoral Fellow will improve the single-cell genomics workflow, design and conduct experiments, perform genomics data analysis, write manuscripts and publish the resulting data.

Successful candidates should have (or shortly be awarded) a Ph.D. in Biology, Systems Biology, Microbiology, Genomics, Biological or Biomedical Engineering, or a related field. We are looking for candidates proficient in molecular biology and microbiology techniques as well as resulting data analysis, deeply enthusiastic about bacterial communities and single-cell behavior, and who will thrive in a dynamic and interdisciplinary research environment. Programming and bioinformatics skills are preferred but not required.

Applicants should include a CV and a brief (1-page) cover letter summarizing their background and future research interests.


ISB is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


Pay Range:


ISB pays postdoctoral fellows on a scale based upon experience: $65,478 - $91,711 annually




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