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The Lee Lab in the Human Biology Division at Fred Hutch is seeking a postdoctoral fellow. This is a laboratory-based science position that focuses on delineating the molecular mechanisms of advanced bladder cancer with the opportunity for translational studies evaluating the efficacy of novel therapeutics. This position works under the direction of Dr. John K. Lee and uses discretion and judgment in performance of duties.
The major focus of the Lee Lab is to understand the biological determinants of aggressive prostate and bladder cancer and to exploit inherent molecular vulnerabilities in these diseases. Particular areas of emphasis include characterizing the functional contribution of specific oncogenic events to cancer initiation and progression, identifying cancer differentiation-specific cell surface antigens, and developing immune-based strategies for precision cancer medicine.
The position requires a prior record of scientific productivity, excellent communication skills, and scientific ambition. The candidate should be able to work independently and as part of a team. This position provides a rich environment to learn about cancer biology, drug screening, and the evaluation of novel therapeutics in preclinical models. Candidates will also have the opportunity to present their research during lab meetings and scientific conferences and to write, submit, and publish scientific papers.
Ph.D degree in molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, genetics or a related field with a track record of high-quality publications is required
Experience in one of the following areas is required: bioinformatics, biomarker characterization, antibody therapy, adoptive T cell therapy, or analysis of immune cell subsets. Knowledge/exposure in cancer biology, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, biobanking, murine xenograft models, and biostatistics is desired. Expertise in molecular and cellular biology techniques molecular cloning, cell culture, immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, ELISA, cell viability and cytotoxicity assays is a prerequisite.
Attention to detail, time management skills and a collaborative disposition
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Please include a resume and a brief (1-2 paragraphs) cover letter summarizing your interests and experience.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through 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.