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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Cancer Biology and Tumor Metastasis
Two postdoctoral research positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Kevin Cheung at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Cheung lab works at the interface between cancer cell biology and translational research (Cell 2013; PNAS 2016; Science 2016). Our lab is specifically interested in circulating tumor cell clusters \u2013 clumps of cancer cells with significantly increased metastatic potential \u2013 and gaining experimental insight into their origins, attributes, and vulnerabilities.
Find out more about the work of the Cheung lab at: https://www.fredhutch.org/en/labs/profiles/cheung-kevin.html
Our research is generously supported by a DOD Era of Hope Scholar Award, the V Foundation, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. We are seeking highly motivated postdoc candidates interested in one of the following two research areas:
Single cell seq and organoid biology - We are investigating the cellular composition of circulating tumor cell clusters and the different tumor and stromal interactions occurring within clusters. We are using single cell profiling, organoids, and mouse models to screen these interactions and their roles during metastasis.
Genome-scale library screening \u2013 We are dissecting the genetic programs controlling metastasis of tumor cell clusters and how these programs differ from single cell metastasis. Current projects involve CRISPR and drug library screens to identify genes and pathways that are essential for cluster-based metastasis.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.