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Dr. Behnam Nabets laboratory is recruiting a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to carry out research in the fields of targeted protein degradation and proximity-induced therapeutics. The goals of our research program are to develop strategies to target cancer drivers by controlling protein homeostasis to gain new biological insights into clinically relevant targets and toadvance new therapeutic strategies in cancer. The Nabet lab develops and deploys innovative chemical biology technologies such as the dTAG system to rapidly eliminate target proteins for therapeutic target discovery and validation ( Nabet et al., Nature Chemical Biology 2018 , Ferguson and Nabet et al., Nature Chemical Biology 2020 , Nabet et al., Nature Communications 2020 ). We are committed to supporting the next-generation of scientists and believe in collaborative science ( Nabet, ChemBioChem 2021 ) . This is an exceptional opportunity to join a new team with a committed mentor that is pushing the boundaries of cancer chemical biology.
The successful applicant will drive rigorous scientific projects utilizing state-of-the-art targeted degradation approaches including the dTAG system, chemical probes, genome-wide CRISPR knockout screens, molecular biology, biochemistry, next-generation sequencing, and in vivo murine modeling, with the goal of understanding the mechanisms of oncogenes in cancer and developing new therapeutic approaches. The position will require both independent research as well as the ability to collaborate closely with medicinal chemists, computational biologists, and other colleagues.
Essential skills and requirements
We are looking for exceptional candidates with a recent PhD, and/or MD and a track record of independent productive research. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. A strong foundation in cell culture, genetic engineering, next-generation sequencing, murine modeling, molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or chemical biology is highly desirable. Fellowship opportunities are available through several philanthropic and government organizations and recruits who join the lab will be supported in their applications.
Please apply by submitting a CV, a brief description of past research experiences and future goals (not more than 1-2 pages) and contact information for three 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.