Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, RNA Biology and Cancer

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 highly motivated post-doctoral research fellow is sought to carry out a research project in the lab of Dr. Andrew Hsieh at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. Applicants should be interested in the application of basic science and RNA biology research towards clinically intractable problems faced by cancer patients and will be expected to be scientifically intrepid.

About the Hsieh Lab
The primary focus of the Hsieh lab ( is to unravel the post-transcriptional mechanisms that govern the genesis and progression of epithelial malignancies. Our research seeks to understand how rogue cells co-opt the critical structure-function relationship between RNA and the protein synthesis machinery to drive specific cancer behavior at a molecular, cellular, and organismal level (Hsieh et al. Cancer Cell 2010, Hsieh et al. Nature 2012, Hsieh et al. Science Signaling 2015). We achieve this through utilizing cutting sequencing techniques and novel primary cell and animal models. Ultimately, we aim to utilize our fundamental discoveries in translational control biology to tackle critical issues faced by cancer patients today.

To be considered, candidates must have:
- A recent PhD, MD/PhD, or MD in a relevant biological field
- A strong background in RNA biology
- Experience with molecular and cellular biology techniques
- A demonstrated track record of productive research, with at least one first author paper
- Experience with bioinformatics is highly desirable
- An ability to work both independently and as part of a laboratory team

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule:
- Full time position
- Salary DOE + excellent benefits

To Apply:
Please apply with a letter summarizing previous work experience, future research interests, and contact information for three professional references.

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