Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Center’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest.
A postdoctoral position for a recent PhD graduate is available in Parkhurst lab in the Basic Sciences Division to study either the molecular and cellular mechanisms of single cell and multicellular (epithelial) wound healing or nuclear architecture in the Drosophila model system. The candidate will carry out independent research projects related to one of these topics. The candidate will also participate in lab meetings and journal clubs, and contribute to the smooth running of the lab.
Recent PhD degree. A strong foundation in molecular and cell biology. Background and familiarity with Drosophila genetics desirable. Candidates need to be highly motivated and well-organized individuals who think independently, but enjoy working as part of a dynamic and collaborative team. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Salary will be in line with the NIH pay scale.