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A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available immediately in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The successful applicant will work with Dr. Fabian Cardozo-Ojeda and Dr. Josh Schiffer (see Schiffer Group Webpage ) to develop mathematical models that focus on optimizing treatment curative strategies for HIV including but not limited to therapeutic vaccination, latency reversal agents, neutralizing antibody delivery, CAR T cells and antiproliferative agents. The successful candidate will also be able to work on projects developing mathematical models for virus dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 and simulating potential treatment for COVID-19.
The incumbent will collaborate with laboratory-based virologists, immunologists, oncologists, and clinical investigators from VIDD, to generate datasets appropriate for model testing and validation. The successful applicant will interact with Fred Hutch-based faculty outside of VIDD, plus members of the University of Washington faculty in the Division of Virology and Division of Infectious Diseases.
Suitable applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in statistics/biostatistics, computer science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, physics, computational biology, evolutionary biology or other fields with strong quantitative training. Strong programming skills in C/C++, Matlab and/or R and previous experience with differential equation-based models are required. Basic knowledge in control theory is a plus.
Please include a cover letter with your application, describing your research accomplishments as well as detailing your interest and suitability for this position.
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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.