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A Postdoctoral Research Fellow training position is available to study the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer treatment resistance and the development of new therapeutics. The training will be mentored by Dr. Peter Nelson and members of his research group.
The particular areas of emphasis for this position center on studies of resistance to current therapeutics deployed to treat advanced cancer including therapeutics that exploit DNA repair deficiency and immune-based agents. We are recruiting a post-doctoral fellow to engage in laboratory-based studies of these processes. This position will focus on delineating the molecular mechanisms driving treatment resistance that include cell intrinsic (e.g. mutation, tumor heterogeneity, cell plasticity, epigenetic) and microenvironment events, with opportunities for translational studies evaluating new clinical approaches that circumvent resistance mechanisms. The research has direct relevance to the treatment of cancer patients.
Training opportunities are provided through a highly multi-disciplinary research team that includes scientists with expertise in biochemistry, bioinformatics, single cell genomics, epigenetics, pharmacology and pathology. Please visit our laboratory website for additional information.
Ph.D. degree in biology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology or related field. An M.D. degree is also acceptable.
Additionally, experience in one of the following areas is required: medicine/urology, genomics/genetics, analysis of inflammation/immune composition, biomarker characterization.
Expertise/skills in molecular biology techniques is desired: RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, cell culture, drug toxicity assays.
Candidates need to be highly-motivated, organized individuals who think independently but enjoy working as part of a dynamic, collaborative, and multidisciplinary team. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
A cover letter is required with your application.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
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.