Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Laboratory Research Sciences


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. 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 value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


A paid postdoctoral position is available immediately in The Grady Lab at Fred Hutch. The applicant will perform data-driven research using state-of-the-art molecular and cell biology tools across various research projects to advance translational research in epi/genomics of gastrointestinal cancers. Adherence to principles of reproducible research, motivation to keep up with cutting-edge molecular and cell biology research technologies, data analysis tools, and willingness to team-work in multi-disciplinary research programs will be vital to success in this position. The laboratory is situated in the Translational Science & Therapeutics Division at Fred Hutch.


  • Conducting data-driven research: Engaging in scientific research using cutting-edge molecular and cell biology tools to investigate epi/genomics aspects of gastrointestinal cancers
  • Experimental design: Planning and designing experiments that align with the research objectives and contribute to the advancement of translational research.
  • Data collection and analysis: Performing experiments, gathering data, and utilizing bioinformatics and data analysis tools to analyze and interpret research findings.
  • Literature review: Staying abreast of the latest developments in molecular and cell biology research, epi/genomics, and gastrointestinal cancers to inform and enrich the research project.
  • Collaboration and teamwork: Collaborating effectively with other members of the lab and participating in multi-disciplinary research programs to foster a team-oriented research environment.
  • Reproducible research: Ensuring the adherence to principles of reproducible research, maintaining detailed documentation of methodologies, data, and results.
  • Presentation and communication: Effectively communicating research findings through presentations at lab meetings, seminars, conferences, and preparing scientific publications.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have a PhD in molecular or cell biology, or related field.
  • Established experience cell biology and molecular biology.
  • Familiarity with and basic skills in computational biology analyzing data from RNA seq, genome-wide DNA methylation and multi-omics is desirable.
  • Experience with mouse models is desirable.
  • A track record of excellent first author publications is essential.
  • This position requires experience in standard techniques in molecular and cell biology, including 2D and 3D cancer cell line and organoid tissue culture, gene editing, PCR, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, next generation sequencing (including ChIP-Seq and bisulfite Seq is desirable), etc.

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.

The annual base salary range for this position is from $67,728 to $100,000 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  This position may be eligible for relocation assistance.


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, income-based child care subsidy, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (22 days per year), paid sick leave (up to 30 calendar days per occurrence of a qualifying reason), paid holidays (13 days per year), and paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks).  

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 Human Resources at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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