Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 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, the Center’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center, 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. Join us and make a difference!
We are seeking a highly motivated PhD level scientist to lead a multidisciplinary project in cancer drug target discovery and development in the laboratories of Dr. Christopher Kemp and Dr. Carla Grandori. The project will apply state of the art functional genetics and high throughput screening approaches to identify genes required for cancer cell survival and, through bioinformatic and functional assays, to validate these as viable drug targets. The ideal applicant will have broad experience in cancer and molecular biology, bioinformatics, primary cell culture, and –omics approaches to cancer medicine. Experience with animal models and/or clinical oncology would be a plus. This is an outstanding opportunity to perform groundbreaking cancer research with direct clinical applications. An example of our research can be found by referencing our paper “Functional genomics identifies therapeutic targets for MYC-driven cancer” published in the Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (PMID 22623531).