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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Immunity and Viral Infection - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Location: Seattle , WA (USA)
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #12556
Posted: May 8, 2018
Description:

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

Responsibilities

The Lund lab (https://research.fhcrc.org/lund/en.html) in the vaccine and infectious disease division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to work on projects related to human immunity in the context of virus infection and exposure. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Immunology, with related experimental experience in human and/or mouse model systems and mucosal immunity, including flow cytometry experience.

Skills/Eligibility:

Qualifications

A PhD in immunology, microbiology, cell biology, or a related field is required.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience with flow cytometry and working with microbial agents.  The candidate must show initiative, the willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player. Must be willing to work with biohazardous/infectious agents (BSL2+) under carefully controlled conditions. Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work independently are essential to success in this position, as are good communication and organizational skills.  Salary will be commensurate with (appropriate) experience.

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We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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 Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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