Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, T-Cell Therapy

Organization: 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Job Location: 
Seattle, WA
Job Description: 

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!

The post-doctoral research fellow will work on independent and collaborative projects within the Program in Immunology at FHCRC as part of our Clinical Research Division studying the function of human T cells. The position will involve molecular work with PCR, cloning, vector design and Westerns, as well as, flow cytometry, ELISPOT, Chromium Release Assays, cloning, vector design and cell culture. This is a full-time position with a salary based on the NIH scale and excellent benefits.

Applicants will have a MD and/or a PhD in a biological science. The ideal candidate will have a strong research background with robust skills in molecular biology and cellular immunology, including experience in designing cloning strategies, flow cytometry and cell signaling based assays. Experience in analysis of T Cell Receptor (TCR) signaling pathways and in lentiviral modification of T cells will be an advantage. To be successful in this position, the post-doctoral research fellow must be highly motivated and driven to establish a career as a future independent investigator.

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