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The Corey Laboratory in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is recruiting a Post-Doctoral Fellow or Staff Scientist to conduct laboratory bench research using state-of-the-art technologies fordeveloping novel cellular therapies for treating/curing HIV infections.
The position was work on genetically engineering T cells and construction of chimeric receptors (CAR T cells), as well as chimeric engulfment receptors to enhance killing of viral infected cells, is the scientific focus. The work is done in collaboration with the Oregon Primate Center (Picker Lab) and involves working in the Rhesus macaque model of SIV. Translational study/design and experience with in vitro cytotoxicity assays and flow cytometry is needed. Experience with assay development is essential. The scientist is expected to help write manuscripts, grant proposals and present research at scientific meetings.
Seeking a candidate with a Ph.D. in the field of Immunology and experience in a related area.
Experience with T cells; killing and proliferation assays; transcriptional arrays and cloning desired.
Technical laboratory skills in chemistry and biology are required.
The candidate should be enthusiastic about this research area, goal-oriented, a self-starter, and be able to work independently in a team environment.
Strong analytical, writing, communication (in English), and problem-solving skills are desired.
Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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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.