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The McGuire Lab is seeking a Staff Scientist to assist with the development, validation, and testing of novel vaccine candidates aimed at preventing HIV-1. The candidate will perform and in-depth characterization of the B cell and antibody response to novel HIV-1 candidate vaccines, perform data analysis, prepare reports/manuscripts, and supervise lab staff and related activities.
Assignments will be project oriented where goals are long term, rather that experiment oriented. The candidate will work independently and supervise research technicians and assist graduate students as needed.May be required to help with SARS-CoV-2 work as needed.
PhD in immunology, or a related field and 2+ years relevant postdoctoral experience. Expertise in B cell immunology is highly desirable.
Experience with multicolor flow cytometry panels (>10 colors) and/or FACS. Experience with molecular biology and biochemistry, including PCR, cloning, protein purification, and the analysis of protein-protein interactions is preferred. Experience with next generation sequencing and analysis would be beneficial.
The candidate should have a proven track record of publication and written communication skills
Must be willing to work with pre-clinical animal models including non-human primates. Must be independent, show initiative, willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player.
Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work independently are essential to success in this position
The candidate must be self-motivated, able to multitask and to work within a very collaborative environment
Our Commitment to Diversity
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 HR Operations at HRops@fredhutch.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.