Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - B Cell Immunology / Viral Vaccines
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Seattle, Washington
Internal Number: 20917
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The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) addresses the growing need for treatment and prevention strategies for infectious diseases worldwide. VIDDs mission is to accelerate knowledge of effective immunity and create innovative approaches that can prevent new infections and treat or cure infection-related diseases. VIDD is one of the largest of five scientific divisions at Fred Hutch with an annual grant portfolio of over $500 million and nearly 650 staff, faculty, and trainees. VIDD is comprised of three research programsBiostatistics, Bioinformatics & Epidemiology (BBE), Immunology & Vaccine Development (IVD), and Infectious Disease Sciences (IDS).
The Stamatatos Lab, employs Immunological, Virological, Deep sequencing, Structural and Computations approaches to define the characteristics of the B cell and antibody responses generated against human viruses and those elicited by vaccines.
We are recruiting Postdoctoral fellows interested in investigating the emergence and evolution of B cell responses to infections by HIV and Corona viruses and in the experimental testing of novel HIV immunogens in humanized mouse models and in phase I clinical trials. Our group designs and tests immunogens to activate and guide the maturation of B cells expressing specific B cell receptors that produce protective antibody responses, while minimizing the expansion of off-target B cells. As part of this effort, we are comparing nanoparticle-based and mRNA-based vaccine-delivery platforms and distinct adjuvants.
A PhD in Immunology or Microbiology are preferred
Strong background with diverse immunological assays and molecular approaches, is important
Ability to work independently within a very collaborative environment is critical, as are strong written, communication and organizational skills
Salary will be commensurate with appropriate experience
Applicants must submit:
Cover letter discussing your interest in this position including statement of research interests and career goals
Include a separate attachment of at least 3 references - Names and contact information
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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