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A postdoctoral position is available in the Hsieh lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The core focus of the Hsieh lab is to interrogate the mechanisms by which post-transcriptional gene regulation governs cancer cell behavior at a molecular, cellular, and organismal level (Hsieh et al. Cancer Cell 2010, Hsieh et al. Nature 2012). For this position, the applicant will utilize mouse genetics, ribosome profiling, various cellular and molecular assays, and a repository of primary human cancer samples to understand how the translation apparatus directs epithelial cancer progression. Applicants should be interested in the application of basic science research towards clinically intractable problems faced by cancer patients and will be expected to be scientifically intrepid.
Essential Skills and Requirements:
Candidates should be highly motivated with a recent Ph.D. and/or M.D. and a background in mouse genetics, cell biology, molecular biology or bioinformatics.
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