• Staff Scientist, Cancer Biology

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    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.

    A Staff Scientist position is available in the MacPherson lab, which is focused on the biology of small cell lung cancer (SCLC). We apply functional screens and analyses of genetically engineered murine (GEM) and patient derived xenograft (PDX) models towards understanding genes mutated in SCLC and basis of response towards conventional and novel therapies. We are also interested in understanding how to augment immune responses in SCLC. The Staff Scientist would help advance translational research in the lab by working both on independent and collaborative projects. The candidate may contribute to a recent translational NIH Lung SPORE grant, including study of patient samples and derived models.


    • Perform independent research and also contribute as a part of a team in various projects as needed
    • Conduct therapeutic studies using murine models and perform molecular analyses to understand treatment responses
    • Revise animal protocols and help the lab maintain regulatory requirements
    • There is potential to mentor trainees
    • Present results in group meetings and prepare data for publication


    • PhD and 3-5 years of postdoctoral experience (5 years preferred)
    • Significant experience with murine models is essential
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Must be able to design and execute experiments, interpret data and present results
    • Must have a record of publication in peer reviewed journals

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