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A highly motivated Post-Doctoral Research Fellow or Staff Scientist is sought to carry out research in the laboratory of Dr. Denise Galloway at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA.
About the Galloway Lab:
The primary focus of the Galloway lab (http://research.fhcrc.org/galloway/en.html) is the role that small DNA viruses, such as human papillomavirus (HPV), and Merkel Cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) play in cancer. We have taken a broad approach including mechanistic studies into how viral oncoproteins contribute to neoplasia and molecular epidemiologic studies into the natural history of viral infections and risk factors associated with cancer development. We are currently studying 1) the long-term memory to HPV vaccination or infection; 2) mechanisms by which high-risk HPVs perturb the response to DNA damage; and 3) the functions of a newly identified protein, ALTO, in the MCPyV life cycle.
Responsibilities include FACS analysis to identify antigen-specific memory B cells and plasmablasts, analysis of the results, maintenance of laboratory records, presentation of data at meetings and training of new staff.
The successful candidate must have a PhD in a relevant biological field with a demonstrated track record of productive research. He or she must be able to work both independently and as part of a laboratory team. The candidate must also have a strong background in essential molecular and cellular biology techniques, as well as extensive experience with cell/ tissue culture techniques and FACS analysis.
Post-Doc Level: PhD (or PhD expected soon) in a relevant biological field with up to 3 years of post-doctoral research experience.
Staff Scientist Level: PhD in a relevant biological field with more than 3 years of previous post-doctoral research experience.