Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

  • Postdoc
  • Scientist
  • Evaluating cure strategies and gene therapy for persistent viral infections including herpes simplex, hepatitis B, and HIV.
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The Jerome Laboratory in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is recruiting one or more Post-Doctoral Fellows to conduct laboratory bench research as well as studies in small animal models to evaluate cure strategies and gene therapy for persistent viral infections including herpes simplex, hepatitis B, and HIV.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, Fred Hutch’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Fred Hutch, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest.
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Approaches to be used include genome editing, cell culture, flow cytometry, biochemical analysis, next-generation sequencing, and others. The candidate will be also performing in vivo studies in animal models of viral infection. In addition to performing bench experiments and animal studies, the individual is expected to help write manuscripts and grant proposals, and to present research at scientific meetings.

Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

-Seeking a candidate with a Ph.D. in the field of Immunology/Virology.
-Knowledge of cell and molecular biology, virology, and animal work experience preferred.
-The candidate should be a self-starter and be able to work independently in a team environment.
-Strong analytical, writing, communication (in English), and problem-solving skills are desired.
-A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

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