Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

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

Cures Start Here. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), 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, Fred Hutch's five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Fred Hutch, 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. Careers Start Here.

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available immediately in the Infectious Disease Sciences (IDS) Program in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD). The position will work with a IDS faculty member to develop mathematical models.

The successful applicant will work with Dr. Joshua T. Schiffer to develop mathematical models that focus on optimizing treatment of viral infections, and in particular curative strategies for HIV including but not limited to therapeutic vaccination, latency reversal agents, neutralizing antibody delivery, CAR T cells and antiproliferative agents. He/She will also collaborate with laboratory-based virologists, immunologists, oncologists, and clinical investigators from VIDD, to generate datasets appropriate for model testing and validation. The successful applicant will interact with Fred Hutch based faculty outside of VIDD, plus members of the University of Washington faculty in the Division of Virology and Division of Infectious Diseases, and Department of Biostatistics. The Fred Hutch provides a highly interactive and supportive environment for junior investigators to grow and develop their career; it consistently ranks in the top 20 best places to work for postdocs, as surveyed by The Scientist.

Suitable applicants should have a PhD degree in statistics/biostatistics, computer science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, physics, computational biology, evolutionary biology or other fields with strong quantitative training. Strong programming skills in C/C++, Matlab and/or R are required. Previous experience with differential equation based or agent based models are a plus.

How to Apply
To apply, please include a cover letter describing your research interests and interest in the position, with CV and names of three references.

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