The Cabernard lab is looking for an enthusiastic postdoc (research associate, job code 0148, 100% FTE, 12 months) to join our growing lab at the University of Washington’s Department of Biology.

The lab is generally interested in the molecular cell biology and mechanics of asymmetric cell division and we are launching several new and complementary research projects.

We apply several advanced techniques – including but not restricted to – live cell imaging, optogenetics, mechanical manipulations, fly genetics, superresolution microscopy and biophysical methods.

Individuals with a solid background in cell or developmental biology, molecular biology and/or biochemistry are strongly encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome applications from interested individuals with a background in physics, biophysics or engineering. Knowledge in Drosophila genetics and live cell imaging would be beneficial, but is not a requirement. Experience in coding, image analysis and processing is highly advantageous.

We offer: an exciting and stimulating work environment with scientific collaborations within the institute, across campus and worldwide. The Department of Biology is located on UW’s main campus in Seattle near UW Medicine, UW Biophysics, UW Biochemistry, molecular engineering, the Fred Hutch and the newly formed Allan institute for Cell science.

The position is fully funded for at least 2 years.

Requirements: Completed PhD or foreign equivalent. Proficient in spoken and written English. Team player. Strong work ethic.

Starting date: January 1st, 2020 or upon mutual agreement. 

Application procedure: Please send a CV, a brief description of your scientific experience and interests, and a list of three referees to:


The UW is one of the world’s preeminent public universities and Seattle is a vibrant and very livable city in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascades and Olympic mountains provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities.

The Department of Biology offers a collegial and collaborative work environment. The Cabernard lab is located in the new Life Sciences Complex (LSC;, providing state of the art lab space and equipment. 


The University of Washington 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.

Cabernard lab | August 2017 | Photo credits: Mark Stone, Lisa Tran, Cabernard lab

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