• Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Developmental Oncology

    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 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 Tapscott Lab has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate who has interest and expertise in gene transcription in a chromatin context in normal development and disease, and/or immune modulation in early development or cancer.  The candidate will complement and contribute to the active research program in developmental oncology, which includes studies of the molecular mechanisms of stem cell potential, cell specification, and immune modulation in normal development and disease. Recent work has focused on DUX4 and related factors and their role in establishing early pluripotent stem cell potential and an immune privileged environment in development, cancer, and other diseases. In addition, the lab studies the molecular and genomic regulation of cell specification using myogenesis and neurogenesis as model systems. This position will be compensated generally consistent with the NIH pay scale.


    Minimum qualifications:

    • Recent MD, DVM, or PhD
    • A strong foundation in molecular and cell biology
    • Broad knowledge of molecular biology techniques
    • Highly motivated and well-organized individual who thinks independently but enjoys working as part of a dynamic and collaborative team
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • A track record of productive research

    Application instructions: please submit a CV and a cover letter that describes your research accomplishments as well as your interest in the Tapscott laboratory research program. 

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