Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Immune Regeneration

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

Cures Start Here.
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 with minimal side effects. 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.

Careers Start Here.
A post-doctoral research fellow position is available immediately in the Program in Immunology, Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA, in the lab of Jarrod Dudakov. The primary interest of the Dudakov Lab (http://research.fhcrc.org/dudakov/en.html) is to understand the mechanisms underlying endogenous (natural) thymic regeneration so that new therapies might be developed to enhance T-cell immunity. Using common molecular and cellular biology techniques, the fellow will investigate novel pathways of regeneration in the thymus. The position will also focus on application of these pathways to development of new therapeutic strategies to enhance immune function.

Successful applicants will have:
- A PhD degree in Immunology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics or other closely related field
- Molecular biology experience, including experience in DNA/RNA isolation, molecular cloning, cell transduction, and qPCR
- Experience with immunological techniques such as ELISA, flow cytometry, and western blot
- Training in animal procedures, including colony management and genotyping a plus

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a track record of productive research, exemplified by first author publication(s) and presentations, and willing to work in a highly collaborative environment.

Please apply with a letter summarizing previous work experience, personal strengths and future interests, CV, and contact information for three professional references.

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