Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Innate Immunity

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 Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available immediately in the Program in Immunology, Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA. The successful applicant will join the lab of Dr. Anthony Rongvaux (http://research.fhcrc.org/rongvaux/en.html) to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the innate immune response in infection and cancer.

Using new-generation humanized murine models and gene-editing technologies, the postdoctoral fellow will develop models of human diseases and will study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of how the immune system responds to the disease and affects its progression. The lab particularly focuses on (1) how dying cells affect immune responses, and (2) on the role of human macrophage populations in infection and cancer.

To be considered, candidates should have:
- A recent PhD degree in Immunology, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Microbiology or closely related field
- Advanced training and experience with animal procedures, including murine colony management, genotyping, intravenous injections and in vivo infection or tumor models
- Expertise in molecular biology, cell line and primary cell culture and isolation, flow cytometry
- Experience with the production of lentiviral vectors is a plus

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

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

If interested, please apply online at http://track.tmpservice.com/ApplyClick.aspx?id=2349600-2647-3721

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