• Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
  • 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 and largest 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 laboratory of Dr. Alice Berger is recruiting highly motivated post-doctoral research fellows to carry out research in the field of cancer genetics and genomics.

    About the Lab

    The Berger lab focuses on application and development of functional genomics approaches for understanding somatic mutations in cancer, with a focus on lung cancer. The lab utilizes genomics approaches for oncogene discovery (Imielinski, Berger et al., Cell 2012; TCGA, Nature 2014) and functional genomics approaches for understanding the mutation function (Berger, Brooks, Wu et al., Cancer Cell 2016). The mission of the lab is to open up new therapeutic opportunities for lung cancer.


    The successful applicant will drive rigorous scientific projects utilizing genome-wide CRISPR knockout screens, in vivo murine modeling, next-generation sequencing, molecular biology and biochemistry, and/or single-cell RNA-seq, with the goal of understanding the mechanisms of oncogenes in cancer. The position will require both independent research as well as the ability to collaborate closely with computational biologists and other colleagues.


    Essential skills and requirements: We are looking for exceptional candidates with a recent PhD, and/or MD and a track record of independent productive research. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. A strong foundation in cell culture, genetic engineering, next-gen sequencing, and molecular biology is highly desirable.


    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing your research interests, a CV, and contact information for 3 references.

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