Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Transplant Immunology

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 Hospital, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Join us and make a difference!

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available immediately to join the laboratory of Edus H. Warren in the Clinical Research Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), Seattle, WA. The postdoctoral fellow will join ongoing NIH-funded projects focused on the immunobiology and immuogenomics of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation.

The successful applicant will utilize standard techniques of cellular immunology, flow cytometry, and next generation sequencing of B- and T-lymphocyte antigen receptors to dissect the immune interactions underlying graft-versus-host disease and the graft-versus-leukemia effect at the cellular and molecular level.The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to participate in an ongoing genome-wide association analysis of hematopoietic cell transplant outcome. The Hutchinson Center provides a highly interactive and supportive environment for junior investigators to grow and develop their future career; it consistently ranks in the top 20 best places to work for postdocs, as surveyed by The Scientist.

Suitable applicants should have either a M.D. and/or a Ph.D. degree in immunology, genetics, or a closely related field. The candidate must have a strong knowledge of primary immune cell isolation, culture, and cloning, flow cytometry, and characterization of immune cell function using standard immunologic techniques such as ELISA, ELIspot, and 51Cr release-based cytotoxicity assays.

Experience with a broad range of standard molecular biology techniques involving DNA, RNA, and cDNA is considered to be essential. Experience with manipulation and analysis of next-generation sequencing data using the R statistical programming environment is highly desirable. The ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively in both spoken and written English is required. The successful candidate will be a scientifically driven, well-organized self-starter.

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

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