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A highly motivated and experienced Staff Scientist is sought to carry out research in the laboratory of Dr. Linda Buck at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA.
The Buck Lab studies the molecular mechanisms and neural circuits that underlie the sense of smell and instinctive odor responses. It is interested in how the olfactory system detects myriad environmental chemicals and how the brain translates those chemicals into diverse odor perceptions, hormonal alterations, and instinctive behaviors. Illumination of the neural circuits underpinning these and related effects may provide clues to those affected in certain human disorders, particularly those involving stress, fear, and appetite.
Conduct research independently as well as contributing to research being done by other team members as needed
Research will focus on one or more research interests of the lab
Breed and genotype transgenic murine for specific projects
Prepare and analyze tissue sections for mRNA and protein expression using standard techniques utilized in the lab
Clone and analyze DNA for use as probes
Conduct experiments to analyze murine behavior
Prepare graphs and images of research results for presentation and publication
Present results obtained in group meetings
PhD in molecular and cell biology or molecular neuroscience
At least five years of post-doctoral research experience
Excellent knowledge of fundamental molecular and cell biology
Experience using molecular techniques for cloning and for analysis of nucleic acids and proteins
Experience in murine breeding and genotyping
Experience in preparing tissue sections and analyzing them using immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization
Knowledge of neuroscience
Experience analyzing murine behavior
Experience with RNA sequencing and bioinformatics is a plus
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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.