• Post-Doctoral Research Fellow- Viral Immunology

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
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    The Lund lab in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Research Division is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to work on human mucosal immunity projects. Specifically, projects involve investigating how exposure to and infection with various viruses such as HIV and HSV affect mucosal and peripheral immune activation, as well as defining unique features of human tissue lymphocytes compared to circulating lymhocytes. The candidate must be proficient in high-parameter flow cytometry and have extensive experience in experimental immunology. In addition, the candidate must be responsible, organized, and self-motivated, and able to efficiently manage time and experiments.


    A statement of research interests and/or a cover letter are required. Salary will be commensurate with (appropriate) experience.


    • A PhD in immunology, microbiology, cell biology, or a related field is required
    • Candidates must have experience with flow cytometry, and be willing to work with microbial agents and/or infected tissues
    • The candidate must show initiative, the willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player
    • Must be willing to work with biohazardous/infectious agents (BSL2+) under carefully controlled conditions
    • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work independently are essential to success in this position, as are good communication and organizational skills

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