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A Staff Scientist position is available in the MacPherson lab , which is focused on the biology of small cell lung cancer (SCLC). We apply functional screens and analyses of genetically engineered murine (GEM) and patient derived xenograft (PDX) models towards understanding genes mutated in SCLC and basis of response towards conventional and novel therapies. We are also interested in understanding how to augment immune responses in SCLC. The Staff Scientist would help advance translational research in the lab by working both on independent and collaborative projects. The candidate may contribute to a recent translational NIH Lung SPORE grant, including study of patient samples and derived models.
Perform independent research and also contribute as a part of a team in various projects as needed
Conduct therapeutic studies using murine models and perform molecular analyses to understand treatment responses
Revise animal protocols and help the lab maintain regulatory requirements
There is potential to mentor trainees
Present results in group meetings and prepare data for publication
PhD and 3-5 years of postdoctoral experience (5 years preferred)
Significant experience with murine models is essential
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Must be able to design and execute experiments, interpret data and present results
Must have a record of publication in peer reviewed journals
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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.