Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
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.

The focus of research conducted in Dr. William Grady's laboratory in the Clinical Research Division of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Research (FHCRC) is the study of the molecular and cell biology of gastrointestinal cancer as well as the role of genetic and epigenetic alterations in cancer.

A postdoctoral position is available in the Grady laboratory at FHCRC for a NIH(RO1)-funded project. The project focuses on investigating the impact of dysfunctional aging in colorectal cancer (CRC) initiation and progression. Using a novel system incorporating studies in cell culture and animal models, as well as epigenetic assessment of clock CpGs in an assembly of clinical samples, the pro-tumorigenic effects of dysfunctional aging in the colon are determined. The goal of the project is to identify novel targets for CRC prevention/treatment strategies.

Highly motivated candidates are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a PhD in cellular biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or a related field with strong interest in cancer research. A track record of excellent first author publication is essential. Established experience in the area of aging/senescence is desirable. This position requires strong background in cancer biology & molecular biology, proficiency in using cell culture and animal models, ability to work independently, outstanding communication skills and interpersonal skills, and willingness to help train other lab members.

To be considered, the application should include a resume with at least three references, and a summary of research experience and interests.

If interested, please apply online at

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