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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Vaccine Immunogen Design

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Vaccine Immunogen Design

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Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Laboratory Research Sciences

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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.


The McGuire Lab is seeking outstanding postdoctoral fellows to work on a project involving the design and testing of vaccine immunogen aimed to elicit protective antibodies against viral pathogens (Epstein-Barr Virus, SARS CoV, MERS CoV). We are especially interested in comparing the ability of different immunogens to elicit neutralizing antibodies in small animal models, and eventually testing their efficacy in a humanized mouse challenge system.


PhD in immunology, microbiology, cell biology, or a related field is required and expertise in B cell immunology is highly desirable. Experience with conducting in vivo studies in mouse models, preferably immune analysis, required. Must be willing to work flexible hours as needed. The candidate must be independent, show initiative, 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. The candidate must be self-motivated, able to multitask and to work within a very collaborative environment.

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