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The McGuire Lab is seeking outstanding postdoctoral fellows to work on a project involving the validating and testing of novel vaccine candidates to elicit broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV-1.
The successful candidate will design and execute prime-boost immunization regimens in a humanized murine model which will serve as a surrogate for human vaccine trials. The candidate will perform endpoint analyses including antigen-specific B cell sorting and serum antibody binding and neutralization assays to gain a high-resolution understanding of the immune response to immunization. To complement this analysis the candidate will perform single B cell sorting of human PBMC samples ascertain the identity of antigen-reactive nave B cells.
PhD in immunology, microbiology, cell biology, or a related field
Experience with conducting in vivo studies in murine models, preferably immune analysis
Strong molecular biology background
Willing to work flexible hours as needed
Must be independent, show initiative, willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player
Excellent attention, as well as good communication and organizational skills are essential to success in this position
Must be self-motivated, able to multitask and to work within a very collaborative environment
Expertise in B cell immunology is highly desirable
Please submit a cover letter with your application discussing your interest in the role and future career goals.
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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.