Post-Doctoral Research Fellow--J. Zhu

Job ID
21032
Type
Regular Full-Time
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

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 Zhu Lab in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is recruiting a Post-Doctoral Fellow to lead a project deciphering protective immune responses against herpes simplex virus infection in human skin.We use state-of-the-art imaging and spatial technologies in combination with in vitro 3-D microfluidic systems to evaluate tissue-based host immune responses to infection.

Responsibilities

The candidate will investigate tissue resident memory T-cell and its interaction with surrounding microenvironment in the context of human genital herpes infection. This project will require a deep understanding of viral infection and host response in skin. The ideal candidate will also have experience or be interested in microfluidic technology.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in Immunology, Virology, Bioengineering or related field
  • Proficiency in microscopic imaging
  • Experience with cell culture
  • Strong analytical, writing, communication and problem-solving skills

 ADDITIONAL SKILLS:

  • Knowledge and experience in microfluidics
  • Thrive in both collaborative and independent research

Please submit a CV, a brief description of past research experiences and future goals (1-2 pages) and contact information for three references.

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism 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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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