• Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Immunotherapy

    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 with minimal side effects. 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 Turtle Lab is looking for a post-doctoral research fellow who will work on independent and collaborative projects developing adoptive T cell immunotherapy for hematologic malignancies within the Program in Immunology and Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutch. The successful applicant will employ strategies for genetic modification of human T cells to enable their expression of chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) and redirection of specificity to antigens expressed by hematologic malignancies. In vitro studies using human T cells and in vivo xenogeneic models will be used to develop and test novel T cell therapies that can be studied in future human clinical trials.


    • Applicants will have a PhD in a biological science and/or a MD
    • The ideal candidate will have a research background in immunology with robust skills in molecular and cellular biology, including lentiviral vector design and cloning, virus production, cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISPOT, and T cell cytotoxicity assays
    • To be successful in this position, the post-doctoral research fellow must be highly motivated to establish a career as a future independent investigator

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