Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Protein Synthesis Control in Bladder Cancer

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


Cures Start Here. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, Fred Hutch’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Fred Hutch, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Careers Start Here.


A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Hsieh Lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The core focus of the Hsieh Lab is to interrogate the mechanisms by which post-transcriptional gene regulation governs cancer cell behavior at a molecular, cellular, and organismal level (Hsieh et al. Nature 2012, Schuster and Hsieh Trends in Cancer 2019, Winters et al. JCI Insight 2019, and Liu et al. Science Translational Medicine 2019).


For this position, the applicant will utilize murine genetics, whole transcriptome ribosome profiling, functional genomics, RNA labeling/sequencing techniques, various cellular and molecular assays, and a one-of-a-kind biorepository of primary and metastatic human bladder cancer samples to understand how the translation apparatus promotes cancer phenotypes.


Fred Hutch has more than 200 postdoctoral fellows working in labs across all five research divisions. We provide postdocs with the opportunity to work on the cutting edge of biomedical research in a supportive, collaborative environment with faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping their trainees achieve their career goals. In addition, both the Student/Postdoc Advisory Committee and the Office of Scientific Career Development offer diverse mentoring and career development opportunities.


Required qualifications:

We are looking for exceptional candidates with a recent PhD and/or MD, a record of productive research, and the ability to work independently as well as in collaborative research efforts. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.


Preferred qualifications:

A strong background in mouse work, high throughput methods, RNA biology, and/or computational biology are highly desirable.


To apply for this position, please provide the following:

  • Cover letter summarizing your research interest
  • CV
  • Contact information for three references

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