• Staff Scientist: Vaccine Development

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Laboratory Research Sciences
  • Overview

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    The McGuire Lab is seeking a Staff Scientist to assist with the development, validation, and testing of novel vaccine candidates aimed at preventing HIV-1, and Epstein-Barr virus.


    The candidate will design, conduct and analyze immunogenicity and challenge studies in animal models, perform data analysis, prepare reports/manuscripts, and supervise lab staff and related activities. Assignments will be project oriented where goals are long term, rather that experiment oriented. The candidate will work independently and supervise research technicians and assist graduate students as needed.



    • PhD in immunology, or a related field
    • 5+ years and expertise of postdoctoral, or comparable practical experience
    • Proven track record of publication and written communication skills.
    • Experience with murine models including husbandry, immunizations, bleeds etc.
    • Design and analysis of multicolor flow cytometry panels (>10 colors)
    • Strong molecular biology background


    • Expertise in B cell immunology is highly desirable
    • FACS highly desirable
    • Experience generating mixed bone marrow chimeras and/or performing adoptive transfers
    • Additional experience with non-human primate models

    Must be willing to work flexible hours as needed. The candidate must be independent, show initiative, willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player. Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work independently are essential to success in this position. The candidate must be self-motivated, able to multitask and to work within a very collaborative environment.

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