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The Gujral Lab ( http://research.fhcrc.org/gujral ) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the tumor microenvironment. Our lab integrates state-of-the-art methods from several fields, including advanced computer science, bioinformatics, pharmacology, biochemistry, and cell biology, to investigate tissue-specific signaling networks, identify molecular targets for drug discovery, and identify new uses for existing medicines.
A major focus of our lab is to study how cancer cells and immune cells influence the growth and functions of each other in advanced stage solid tumors by integrating recently developed proteomics and computational methods (See our recent publications inPNAS, 2021, Molecular Systems Biology, 2021, Cell Reports Methods, 20201, Cell Systems, 2020). In our lab, we leverage data-driven approaches (e.g., machine learning-based drug screening, transcriptomic and proteomic profiling) to inform the work of focused biology, which utilizes conventional tools including transgenic mouse models, molecular and biochemical approaches. The goal is to be able to study the cell system as a whole and at microscopic levels to find solutions for cancer and other diseases.
Specific projects could vary from studies of tumor micro-environment to immuno-oncology and drug resistance.Depending on their specific interests, the Fellow could learn and apply various ex vivo and in vivo cancer models, includingPDX, orthotopic, and xenograft, and many other current methodologies such as reverse phase arrays, high throughput live cell microscopy-based assays, immunofluorescence microscopy, western blot analysis, RNAseq,and various statistical and machine learning-based methods.In addition, Fellow will also have the opportunity to present their research during lab meetings and scientific conferences and write, submit, and publish scientific papers. The Fellow will report directly to Dr. Gujral but is expected to integrate and function as a team member at the Gujral lab and Human Biology division.
A recent Ph.D. in a relevant field
Knowledge and experience in cancer biology, biochemistry, or immunology
Track record of productive research, with at least one first-author publication
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team
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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.