Wight Lab Opportunities

What Will I Work On?

Potential projects in the Wight lab may focus on:

  • Determining whether pericellular hyaluronan surrounding dendritic cells contributes to priming of autoreactive T-cells in type 1 diabetes.
  • The role of versican in the regulation of allergen-induced airway pathophysiology in asthma
  • Investigating the mechanisms responsible for airway extracellular matrix dysregulation in asthma
  • The roles of hyaluronan and versican in contributing to inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis.

Who Will I Work With?

BRI is a highly collaborative scientific environment, and the Wight lab has ongoing collaborations with many of the laboratories in the institute as well as with colleagues at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

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 diabetesrheumatoid arthritismultiple sclerosisallergies 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 (post-doctoral fellows) or bachelor/masters of science degrees in immunology or a related field. Expertise in cellular, molecular and biochemical assays, and Flow Cytometry analysis is preferred. 

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If this description fits you, please consider joining our team, 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 jobs@benaroyaresearch.org.

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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.