Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - B-Cell Response to Vaccination

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 four 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 Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Join us and make a difference.

The lab of Dr. Leo Stamatatos and Dr. Justin Taylor in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Research Division are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to work on a collaborative project involving the characterization of naïve B cells that can recognize HIV vaccine candidates, prior to and following immunization in clinical trials and murine models. The candidate must be self-motivated, able to multitask and to work within a very collaborative environment.

PhD in immunology, microbiology, cell biology, or a related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with extensive experience in flow cytometry and/or molecular biology. Expertise in B cell immunology, 'next generation sequencing' or bioinformatic tools is highly desirable. The candidate must show initiative, the willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player. Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work independently are essential to success in this position, as are good communication and organizational skills.

If interested, please apply online at

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