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The main goal of the laboratory is to combine basic stem cell biology and clinically relevant murine models in order to develop new therapeutic approaches to promote hematopoietic stem cell function in bone marrow failure and to enhance hematopoietic reconstitution after bone marrow transplantation. We are particularly interested in using microenvironment-derived molecules as drugs or therapeutic targets, and have identified several novel niche factors using proximity-based single cell analysis as a discovery strategy (for details, please see Silberstein et al, Cell Stem Cell 2016, Goncalves, Silberstein et al, Cell 2016).
A successful candidate will work as a part of the highly collaborative team and focus on conducting animal experiments which involve stem cell transplantation, fluorescently-activated cell sorting/analysis and molecular studies of stem cells/progenitors. They will also share responsibility for murine colony maintenance.
The incumbent will be part of a Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Program at the Fred Hutch and interact closely with other laboratories within the Program (Kiem, Adair, Bernstein, Hadland, Doulatov) and those within Integrated Immunotherapy Research Center (Dudakov, Turtle).
Bachelor's degree in a related scientific discipline
Strong interest in stem cell research/bone marrow disorders
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
A short cover letter explaining why a candidate has chosen to apply to the position
Bachelor's degree in a related scientific discipline and 2 or more years of relevant professional research experience, or a Master's degree in a relevant scientific discipline (can substitute for 2 years of professional research experience)
Previous experience of working with murine models is not essential, but one of the chief responsibilities will involve handling the animals daily and performing standard
Some multi-parameter flow cytometry experience (undergraduate research or post graduation)
Candidates considering medical/graduate schools are encouraged to apply
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