Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Immunogenetics

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

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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.

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Outstanding, experienced scientist needed to help establish and manage a molecular genotyping laboratory capable of executing state of the art genotyping methodologies for disease association studies. This laboratory will collaborate with local, national, and international laboratories carrying out anthropological, clinical, and basic disease studies aimed at a better understanding and development of data and tools for diagnosis and treatment of a variety of human diseases.

Individual will be engaged in and responsible for the laboratory production of a group of 4 to 6 people. Data produced will support basic and applied research activities ongoing at the FHCRC and in the international scientific community. The ability to manage personnel and take responsibility for laboratory effectiveness will therefore be a major requirement.
PhD in related field with an understanding of the fundamentals of molecular biology as well as four or more years in molecular biology, sequencing laboratory and/or clinical lab.

Laboratory experience should include:
- DNA preparation from a variety of sources.
- Experience in molecular cloning-construction and screening of cloned libraries.
- PCR - primer design and its use in genotyping.
- Experience with sequence analysis and data presentation software.
- Experience with Linux and object-oriented programming.
- Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, and reliable record keeping are essential qualities.
- Understanding of and adherence to CLIA accredited laboratory protocols and practices.
- Must have the ability to design and execute protocols, manage a small group, and also work independently in order to carry out troubleshooting assignments.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills for success in managing the laboratory staff and communicating with outside collaborators, including scientific presentations.

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