• Staff Scientist, Innate Immunity and Cancer Biology

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Laboratory Research Sciences
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    The Rongvaux lab, in Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Clinical Research Division, Program in Immunology, is recruiting a Staff Scientist. The objective of the lab is to gain a better understanding of the fundamental mechanisms by which the immune system protects a host from diseases, such as infections and cancers, and to use this new knowledge to address clinically-relevant questions.


    Responsibilities for this highly-skilled laboratory scientist will include: supervision of a mouse colony and mouse humanization, performing and analyzing experiments, troubleshooting technical problems, developing standard protocols and mentoring junior lab members. The successful candidate will also contribute to writing manuscripts and grant proposals, and will be in charge of the interactions with collaborating laboratories, including experiment planning.


    Applicants should be highly-motivated scientists, with a PhD degree in Immunology, Molecular Biology or a closely related field, and four or more years of post-Ph.D. laboratory experience. An ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of innate immunity and cancer immunology, and experience with technologies used in the lab, including humanized mouse models, single-cell RNA sequencing and reverse genetics.


    Required experience includes:

    • Mouse colony management and in vivo experimentation
    • Molecular biology
    • Cell purification

    ** Experience with immunology techniques (flow cytometry, ELISA, …) will be viewed as a plus.


    A successful candidate will also have:

    • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and reliable record-keeping
    • Ability to design and execute protocols, and work independently including experimental troubleshooting
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills for working with other lab members and productive interactions with collaborators

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