Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Microchimerism and Pregnancy

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

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), 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, Fred Hutch's five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Fred Hutch, 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.

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A laboratory in the Clinical Research Division that studies the exchange of cells between mother and fetus during pregnancy (microchimerism) and the potential impact on later-life disease risk is recruiting a postdoctoral research fellow.

The post-doctoral fellow will study and develop methods using fluorescence activated cell sorting to isolate and evaluate the gene expression and function of microchimeric cells from maternal blood after normal pregnancies and pregnancies complicated by fetal Trisomy 21. The study aims to determine the potential of genetically abnormal fetal microchimerism to confer disease risk (and/or protection) to a woman after pregnancy. The fellow will work under the PI and other senior members of the research team and will be expected to publish and present their work in both internal and external events.

Successful applicants will have:
- A PhD or MD in a related scientific field
- Advanced knowledge of standard molecular biology techniques and flow cytometry/FACS
- Some background in DNA/RNA sequencing
- Experience with FISH, tissue culture, and immunology is highly desired
- Must be highly motivated and able to work independently in a growing research group setting to design and execute experiments, as evidenced by a publication record in reproductive sciences/molecular biology

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