• (Sr.) Staff Scientist, Transplant Biology

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Staff Scientist
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    The Geoff Hill Lab, in Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Clinical Research Division, Program in Transplantation and Immunology, is recruiting a Staff or Senior Staff Scientist. The objective of the lab is to gain a better understanding of the fundamental mechanisms that initiate and maintain graft-versus host disease, graft-versus leukemia and pathogen-specific immunity after stem cell transplantation. The goal is to develop innovative immunological therapies that can be translated to the clinic in order to prevent GVHD and/or improve leukemia and pathogen-specific immunity.


    Responsibilities for this highly-skilled laboratory scientist will include: designing, performing and analyzing experiments and troubleshooting technical issues and mentoring junior lab members. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals and oversee large programs that include collaborating laboratories.


    Applicants should be highly-motivated scientists, with a MD or PhD degree in Immunology and four or more years of post-Ph.D. laboratory experience required. An ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of transplant and cancer immunology, and experience with technologies used in the lab, including mouse models, high parameter flow cytometry and single-cell RNA sequencing. A track record of high impact publications and early success in grant applications is expected.

    Required experience includes:

    • Murine models of experimentation
    • Cellular immunology, including flow cytometry
    • RNA-sequencing


    A successful candidate will also have:

    • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and reliable record-keeping
    • Ability to design and execute protocols, and work independently including experimental troubleshooting
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills for working with other lab members and productive interactions with collaborators

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