• Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Medicinal Chemistry

    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 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.


    This position is in the Simon laboratory in the Clinical Research and Human Biology Divisions that is developing new biologically active compounds as drugs and probes of pathways important to cancer and other diseases. The research effort involves interdisciplinary techniques ranging from cell and molecular biology to pharmacology but requires a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry. For relevant publications from the Simon lab, please see here and here.


    The post-doctoral fellow will have a major role in projects designing, synthesizing and testing investigational compounds using in vitro and in vivo models. Expertise in synthetic organic chemistry including design, synthesis, purification and characterization of drug-like compounds is essential. A familiarity with techniques such as mammalian tissue culture, transfection, Western blotting and immuno-precipitation would be an asset. The post-doctoral fellow will have primary responsibility for leading a drug development project and will assist other members of the lab as required. The incumbent will be expected to help with preparation of figures for publication and writing and editing of manuscripts.


    • A doctoral degree in organic or medicinal chemistry is required
    • Skills in mammalian cell culture and cell biology and/or pharmacology are preferred but not required
    • Computer skills (Mac, PC) are highly desirable
    • Candidate must must be able to work in a team environment with a significant degree of independence

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