Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Immunobioengineering

Organization
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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A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available immediately in the Clinical Research Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), Seattle, WA. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Matthias Stephan (http://stephanlab-fhcrc.squarespace.com) to explore the fast-developing and highly interdisciplinary field of immunobioengineering. Using next-generation immunomodulatory synthetic materials, the postdoctoral fellow will develop new approaches to therapeutically manipulate the immune system against cancer (Nature Biotechnology, January 2015). The successful applicant will formulate novel non-viral gene therapy vectors and test their therapeutic potential in preclinical tumor models. The FHCRC provides a highly interactive and supportive environment for junior investigators to grow and develop their future 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 immunology. The candidate must possess extensive experience in cell culture, as well as cellular and molecular biology techniques, including RT-PCR and FACS analysis. Training in animal procedures such as tail vein injections and the establishment of in vivo mouse tumor models is a plus. The successful candidate will be a scientifically driven, well organized self-starter.

Please apply including a letter summarizing previous work experience and future interests, a resume, and contact information for three professional references.

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