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The McGuire Lab is seeking outstanding post-doctoral fellows to work on a project involving the validating and testing of antibodies to prevent infection with Epstein-Barr virus; an important cancer associated pathogen.
The successful candidate will design and execute antibody-mediated protection studies in in small animals and non-human primates to evaluate the efficacy of antibodies, both passively delivered and vaccine-elicited, to prevent infection and/or EBV-associated cancers. The incumbent will perform endpoint analyses including serum antibody neutralizing titers, assays for detecting viral infection, and analyzing immune responses to treatment/vaccination.
PhD in immunology, microbiology, cell biology, or a related field
Experience conducting in vivo studies in murine models, preferably immune analysis
The candidate should have a strong virology background
Must be willing to work flexible hours as needed
Be independent, show initiative, willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player
Excellent attention to detail, good communication, and organizational skills are essential to success in this position
The candidate must be self-motivated, able to multitask and to work within a very collaborative environment.
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.