Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Cancer Biology

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Queen Anne, Washington, US
Apr 28, 2021
Jul 27, 2021
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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 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.

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

A postdoctoral research position in cancer biology with a focus on single-cell and functional genomic technologies is available at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Hutchinson Center provides a challenging academic and supportive multi-disciplinary research environment.

We are seeking a recent or prospective doctoral graduate (Ph.D. or equivalent qualification) with a background in cell and molecular biology and/or related subject areas to cancer biology, epigenetic regulation, and single-cell genomics. Candidates should have an interest in the investigation of novel, interdisciplinary research questions related to mechanisms of tumor cell quiescence and cell cycle egress/ingress.

This position will be under the direction of Drs. Patrick Paddison, Professor of the Human Biology Division, and Anoop Patel, affiliate member of the Human Biology Division and Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery (UW). For this project, the team also includes a staff scientist, post-doc, technician, and Dr. Eric Holland, director of the Human Biology Division at Fred Hutch.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be co-mentored by Drs. Paddison and Patel and engaged in studying novel regulators of tumor cell quiescence. Work includes use of single-cell genomic and functional genetic tools in animal models and human samples.

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required with background in cell and molecular biology, cancer biology, and/or functional genomics
  • Experience with single-cell genomic methodologies and analysis is preferred
  • Experience with in vivo murine models of cancer is preferred
  • The candidate must show initiative, the 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, as are good communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within interdisciplinary teams and collaborations

Applicants must submit:
  • Cover letter discussing your interest in this position
  • Curriculum Vitae

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

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 Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.

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