• Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Cancer and Aging

    Job ID
    11703
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Company
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Location
    US-WA-Seattle
    Category
    Laboratory Research Sciences
  • Overview

    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 focus of research conducted in Dr. William Grady’s laboratory is the study of the molecular and cell biology of gastrointestinal cancer as well as the role of genetic and epigenetic alterations in cancer (for details visit the Grady Lab website: https://research.fhcrc.org/grady/en/research.html).

    Responsibilities

    A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Grady laboratory at FHCRC for a NCI (RO1)-funded translational cancer research program. The incumbent will be part of the multi-disciplinary research team to identify and characterize novel molecular/cellular mechanisms driving colon cancer initiation and progression using cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art instrumentation. The focus of research conducted in Dr. William Grady’s laboratory is the study of the molecular and cell biology of gastrointestinal cancer as well as the role of genetic and epigenetic alterations in cancer.

    Qualifications

    Highly motivated candidates are encouraged to apply.

    • The successful candidate will have a PhD in cellular biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or a related field with strong interest in cancer research.
    • A track record of excellent first author publication is strongly favored.
    • Established experience in the areas of aging/senescence is desirable.
    • Established experience with CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology in primary cell culture/3-D organoid culture is a plus.
    • Working knowledge/experience with next-gen sequencing is a plus.

    Other key abilities:

    • Ability to work independently and cooperatively
    • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills
    • Willingness to teach junior lab members

     

    To be considered, the application should include a resume with at least three references, and a summary of research experience and interests.

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    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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