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You are invited to apply for a position at the Shou Lab in the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutch. We are interested in using experimental biology to quantitatively examine cooperation, because cooperation can be found virtually everywhere: between different cell types (e.g. our body), different individuals (e.g. ant colonies), or different species (e.g. flower-pollinator symbiosis). How can cooperation survive the invasion of cheaters that take but not give? How does cooperation evolve? We plan to study cooperation initially using an engineered system in which two complementary types of yeast cells can only survive when both types are present.
The incumbent will perform a project related to evolution. The incumbent will also be responsible for making common reagents for the lab and participating in daily activities and duties of the lab. Finally, the incumbent will aid in the completion of other ongoing projects in the lab as needed. The incumbent will have opportunities to present substantial research results at conferences and gain authorship in research articles.
The lab will start its move to University College London at the end of 2020 or early 2021. The incumbent will need to help with the move to London and work for one or more years in London.
This position is ideal for some one who wants to gain more research experience before going to graduate school and wants to explore the exciting cities of Seattle and London.
A bachelor's degree is required and at least one year of laboratory experience. Strong quantitative skills including basic (high school) mathematics knowledge are required as is the ability to learn new things and to be highly organized. Comfort with computer programming and the ability to quantitatively analyze datasets independently is a big plus.
Applicants must submit a cover letter (stating why you are interested in the position and your educational/career goals), resume, at least one reference letter from your primary research adviser and the contact information for two other professional references.
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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.