Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch's pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation's first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women's Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

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A postdoctoral research fellow position is available starting October 15th 2016 in the Subramaniam Lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
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 Subramaniam Lab is part of the Basic Sciences Division and the Computational Biology Program of the Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutch. The focus of research in the lab is to understand the regulation of protein synthesis in microbial and mammalian cells. Towards this goal, the lab uses a multidisciplinary approach combining genomic and biochemical experiments with quantitative modeling and bioinformatic analysis.

Further information on the lab's research and a list of recent publications can be found on the lab's website at

Working alongside Dr. Subramaniam, the postdoctoral fellow will investigate the regulation of protein synthesis in either microbial or mammalian experimental models. Typical projects in the lab have a significant basic science and quantitative component, and will utilize a combination of experimental and computational approaches. The fellow will have the opportunity to formulate the specific aims of his/her project under the mentorship of Dr. Subramaniam. The fellow's primary responsibility will be to work independently and full-time on her/his project towards the goal of a scientific publication. The fellow will also apply for research fellowships, present his/her work at scientific conferences, and guide junior members in the lab. The fellow will receive strong mentoring support from Dr. Subramaniam towards these activities. The postdoctoral position will be renewed annually, and is expected to last for 3-4 years.

To be considered, the successful candidate must have a PhD in biology, physics or engineering. Predoctoral candidates expecting to defend their thesis within the next year are also encouraged to apply. Ideally, the candidate will have an expertise in one of the areas of either experimental molecular biology or theoretical modeling, and have a strong interest in becoming proficient in the other.

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