Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Transcriptional Regulation

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


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.


The Hahn laboratory in the Division of Basic Sciences has an immediate opening for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to investigate mechanisms of transcriptional regulation. The lab uses multidisciplinary approaches to investigate fundamental mechanisms of gene regulation. Examples of potential research topics that build upon our recent published studies include investigating mechanisms and specificity of transcription activators, repressors, and chromatin regulators; probing the roles and cooperativity of transcription factors in orchestrating genome-wide expression; mechanisms associated with transcriptional bursting. A wide variety of approaches are used in the laboratory including molecular genetics, genomics, biochemistry, high throughput screening, computational biology and single cell RNA-seq. The precise topic of the research project will be determined jointly with the candidate. Candidates that have a demonstrated interest in gene regulation and that display initiative and creativity will be given priority. The successful candidate will have the ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative and interactive environment.


Mentoring of postdoctoral fellows is a high priority. In addition, FredHutch offers multiple opportunities for career counseling, networking, and teaching/mentoring. The Hahn lab is committed to fostering an inclusive culture of diversity, within a highly creative environment, and applications from people of all backgrounds is encouraged. Relocation assistance is available.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in either molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, or related fields
  • Published evidence of productivity and creativity
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in molecular biology and biochemistry
  • Experience with Python and/or R
  • Next generation sequencing data analysis and experimentation (e.g., ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, etc.)


Include in your application:

  • Cover letter including future research interests and how these relate to our research
  • CV
  • Contact information of three references

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. 

This position may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. 


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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