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Postdoctoral Fellowships are now available in Translational Research at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI). Come join our team in Seattle, and learn to apply cutting edge cellular analyses combined with big data approaches to the cure of immune mediated diseases. Please send any inquiries about potential job openings to

What will I work on?

Potential projects include determining the functional consequences of genetic variants associated with autoimmune disease; characterizing autoreactive T cells in rheumatoid arthritis and their response to therapy; engineering T cells for immunotherapies targeting autoimmune disease; and elucidating how cytokines regulate T cell responses to antigen in the setting of autoimmune disease.

Who will I work with?

Translational Immunology involves interdisciplinary teams, involving both core facilities and the laboratories of multiple Principal Investigators (PIs), including Drs. Jane Buckner, Karen Cerosasetti, Eddie James, Alice Long, and Bernard Khor. The Buckner Lab also works closely with the Systems Immunology Division led by Dr. Peter Linsley and the Diabetes Research Program led by Dr. Carla Greenbaum as well as the core facilities, including the Bioinformatics Department, Clinical Core, Cell and Tissue Analysis, Genomics, Genotyping, Human Immunophenotyping and the Tetramer Core Lab. Dr. Buckner also has long-standing collaborations with Dr. David Rawlings at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Dr. Michael Holers at University of Colorado, Denver.

What is BRI and why do I want to work there?

BRI is an internationally recognized medical research institute focused on finding cures for autoimmune and immune-mediated diseases. We stress excellence in advanced laboratory experimentation and carefully designed translational research programs. This offers our scientists the opportunity to directly impact the lives of people suffering from diseases including type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, allergies and asthma.

Who should apply?

We are seeking enthusiastic, highly motivated yet team-oriented individuals with an aptitude for learning and a desire to improve human health. The individuals we are seeking will hold doctoral degrees in immunology or a related field. Expertise in T cell assays and flow cytometry analysis is preferred. 

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If this description fits you, please consider joining our team of translational immunologists, and become trained in the application of translational immunology approaches to autoimmune and immune-mediated diseases. You can apply for currently listed positions by clicking the link below. Please send any inquiries about potential job openings to

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Benaroya Research Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.