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A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available for a qualified scientist to join the laboratory of Dr. Marie Bleakley in the Program in Immunology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
The post-doctoral research fellow will work collaborative projects in the Bleakley Lab primarily on laboratory studies including, but not limited to, cancer antigen discovery and molecular cloning and evaluation of T cell receptors (TCRs) and transgene constructs.
The successful applicant will employ strategies such as functional T cell assays, multi-parametric flow cytometry, flow sorting, DNA extracting for TCR sequencing, analysis of TCR sequencing data, isolation of leukemia-specific T cells from the peripheral blood and BM of HCT recipients, isolation of RNA for scRNA-seq studies, quantitative PCR and bioinformatics analysis.
Applicants will have a PhD in a biological science and/or a MD. The ideal candidate will have a research background in immunology with robust skills in molecular and cellular biology, including flow cytometry, T cell functional assays, DNA and RNA extraction, molecular cloning, PCR and quantitative PCR. Desirable skills include bioinformatics analysis, scientific writing and presentations.
To be successful in this position, the post-doctoral research fellow must be highly motivated with a track record of productive research, exemplified by first author publication(s) and presentations, and willing to work in a highly collaborative, fast paced environment. This position is suited to someone who enjoys mastering new skills, multitasking and working in a team environment.
This is a full-time position with a salary based on the NIH scale and excellent benefits.