Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Simon Lab

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


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 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.

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

This position is in a laboratory in the Clinical Research Division and Human Biology Division that is developing new biologically active compounds as drugs and probes of pathways important to cancer and other diseases. The research effort involves interdisciplinary techniques ranging from cell and molecular biology to pharmacology to chemistry but requires experimental expertise in cell biology.


  • Play a major role in projects testing investigational compounds using in vitro and in vivo models.
  • Design, execute and interpret experiments in cellular and molecular biology.
  • Lead a leading drug evaluation project and assist other members of the lab as needed to carry out a drug evaluation project and assist other members of the lab as needed.
  • help with preparation of figures for publication and writing and editing of manuscripts.


  • A doctoral degree in molecular or cellular biology is required
  • Expertise in tissue culture, molecular biology techniques including cloning, transfection/transduction and lentiviral production is required.
  • Skills in mammalian cell culture and cell biology and/or pharmacology are desirable
  • Computer skills (Mac, PC) are also highly desirable
  • You must be able to work in a team environment with a significant degree of independence

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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