Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, B Cell Response to Vaccination

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

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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.

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The Stamatatos Lab within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division is seeking outstanding postdoctoral fellows to work on a project involving the in-depth analysis of the immune responses elicited by HIV vaccine immunogens. We are especially interested in investigating how the antigenic properties of the immunogens affect their ability to engage and stimulate naïve B cells that express particular VH/VL pairs and how sequential immunization influences the maturation of such B cells. To this end, we test our immunogens in different systems, including mice that have been engineered to express human B cell receptors.

PhD in immunology, microbiology, cell biology, or a related field is required and expertise in B cell immunology is highly desirable. The candidate must be a 'risk taker', show initiative, 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. The candidate must be self-motivated, able to multitask and to work within a very collaborative environment.

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