Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Leukemia Biology

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

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 five 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 Seattle Children's, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Join us and make a difference!

The Carlson laboratory has played a key role in the development of novel technologies for next-gen sequencing of somatically rearrange T cell and B cell receptors. A key arena for the application of these technologies is in the diagnosis of leukemia and lymphoma, and the detection of minimal disease in patients during and after treatment.

We seek a postdoctoral fellow with experience in lymphocyte biology, adaptive immunology, or lymphoid malignancies and an interest in learning the other fields. The postdoc will be responsible for prosecuting two funded projects, one in B cell Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, and the other in Follicular Lymphoma. Responsibilities span the full length of the projects, from IRB and sample management to data quality control, analysis, and manuscript preparation.

Funding is guaranteed for 2 years, during which time the applicant will be both expected to compete for training grants and assist in the preparation of these proposals.

- PhD in Immunology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, or similar
- Experience manipulating large-scale datasets is required: the candidate needs to be facile with one or more statistical packages (e.g. R, SAS, Splus), bioinformatics platforms (e.g. Python, Perl, BioPerl, Java, any flavor of C), or the core unix utilities for data manipulation (sed/awk/grep/cut).
- At least two peer-reviewed publications
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

If interested, please apply online at

A part of the proposed tax bill in the US could make tuition waivers taxable, Vox reports.

The New York Times reports that only a subset of STEM worker are in demand.

US News & World Report says students pursuing STEM degrees should consider what they are getting into.

New study finds bias against female lecturers among student course evaluations, the Economist reports.