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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.
The Staff Scientist will work on independent and collaborative projects in the Greenberg laboratory under the direction of Dr. Thomas Schmitt developing adoptive T cell immunotherapies within the Program in Immunology and Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This highly translational research will involve the development of novel TCR-based cellular therapies for clinical translation; CRISPR screens to elucidate the processing and presentation of T cell epitopes; and development of next-generation humanized mouse models to gain insights into the in vivo barriers to effective therapy. The successful applicant will employ various genetic engineering techniques and T cell functional assays to develop and evaluate novel strategies for improving current T cell-based immunotherapy treatments. Dr. Schmitt is a leader in the development and clinical application of adoptive immunotherapy using genetically modified T cells and is committed to the advancement of this approach.
To be successful, the Scientist must be: highly motivated and driven, able to work independently and with others, be open to receive and provide feedback for scientific discussion and general lab work, possess an acute attention to detail and organizational skills, think critically and problem solve and be excellent at note taking and reproducibility.
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.