Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates


Cures Start Here. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle. Its interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Its Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, which is home to more than 70 faculty members, was established to facilitate and enhance the Hutch's efforts in infectious disease prevention and vaccine development. Careers Start Here.


The Newell and McElrath Labs in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are looking for a Post-Doctoral Fellow to support their joint work role to work on analysis of human cellular adaptive immune responses in the context of responses to vaccines and infectious disease.

The Newell Lab was originally established in 2012 at the Singapore Immunology Network, Singapore and then moved to the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in August 2018 (publication list here.)


The McElrath Lab supports the many projects of Dr. Julie McElrath at the Fred Hutch since 1998. A leader in assay development, the Laboratory continues to improve and explore alternative methods, including systems biology approaches, multiparameter phenotyping and functional characterization of leukocyte subsets, host and viral genomics, as well as multiplex transcriptional, cytokine, and proteomic profiling.


We seek outstanding Postdoctoral fellows that are interested in diverse aspects of Vaccinology and Immunology, This would involve high dimensional profiling and adaptive receptor analysis of B and T cell responses and would involved the study of COVID-19, HIV and/or tuberculosis infection and vaccination. Our goal would be to understand the basis for the development of protective B and T cell responses to better understand how to formulate more or test the efficacy of the corresponding vaccines. This role would work closely with both labs to take advantage of synergistic technological expertise. This project would involve both lab work as well as heavy computational component and we will likely involved additional collaborators for both aspects.



  • Ph.D. (in Microbiology, Immunology, or protein-design are preferred)
  • Strong background in immunology, with emphasis on T and B cell immunity, is important
  • Ability to work independently within a very collaborative environment is critical, as are strong written, communication and organizational skills
  • Salary will be commensurate with appropriate experience


Applications must include:

  • Cover letter discussing your interest in this position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of research interests and career goals
  • Names and contact information of at least three referees

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