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The Turtle Lab is looking for a post-doctoral research fellow who will work on independent and collaborative projects developing adoptive T cell immunotherapy for hematologic malignancies within the Program in Immunology and Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutch. The successful applicant will employ strategies for genetic modification of human T cells to enable their expression of chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) and redirection of specificity to antigens expressed by hematologic malignancies. In vitro studies using human T cells and in vivo xenogeneic models will be used to develop and test novel T cell therapies that can be studied in future human clinical trials.
Applicants will have a PhD in a biological science and/or a MD
The ideal candidate will have a research background in immunology with robust skills in molecular and cellular biology, including lentiviral vector design and cloning, virus production, cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISPOT, and T cell cytotoxicity assays
To be successful in this position, the post-doctoral research fellow must be highly motivated to establish a career as a future independent investigator
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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.