Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Cancer Genetics / DNA Repair – Adeyemi Lab

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates


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 for 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.   


A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the Adeyemi Lab in the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutch.


Maintaining genomic integrity is critical for survival. Our lab is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of genome maintenance – how DNA repair is orchestrated in response to different types of cellular insults, how these processes are dysregulated during genetic diseases, infections, aging and cancer, and how such knowledge can potentially be exploited toward novel therapies.


We are seeking an outstanding and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to perform cutting edge research in the field of DNA repair and cancer genetics.


The successful candidate will be expected to drive research projects in the lab ranging from studying the role of RNA polymerase and RNA metabolism during DNA repair, to making use of genetic screening approaches to determine mechanisms of resistance to various chemotherapeutic drugs and to identify new synthetic lethal interactions in breast and ovarian cancers. The work will lead to the discovery and characterization of novel genome maintenance mechanisms following replication stress and will help to identify novel targets for the treatment of tumors with defects in specific DNA repair genes. There are also opportunities for the candidate to move to new research directions as well as to contribute to mentoring and to thrive in a diverse, inclusive, supportive, creative, fast-paced and learning-focused environment.


  • A PhD in Biochemistry, Genetics, Cancer Biology, Virology or a closely related field.
  • A track record of publications and demonstrated independence
  • Excellent verbal and written communication as well as excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with cell culture, flow cytometry, basic molecular biology (PCR, cloning, western blotting, immunofluorescence assays) is required.


Highly desirable but not required skillsets include experience with functional genomic screens, protein purification and enzymology, DNA repair techniques, Python or R programming.
Expertise / background in the field of DNA repair is desirable but not required.


Application instructions
Interested candidates should apply by submitting a CV, a cover letter containing a brief summary of prior research accomplishments / future goals, 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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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