Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

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 Fong lab is seeking a highly qualified and motivated postdoctoral fellow to work in a collaborative environment leading research on the mechanisms of cancer immunotherapy response and resistance. The focus of our lab is to unravel the dynamic interactions governing the generation of anti-tumor immunity and apply this knowledge toward developing novel approaches for the study and treatment of cancer.


This position will focus on leveraging mouse models, cancer patient-derived samples, and engineered cell therapy models combined with single cell, spatial, and computational approaches to study the dynamics of an immune response.  The position will provide opportunities to advance translational applications in the areas of immunotherapies and disease modeling, and for collaborations with colleagues in UW and other cancer centers.  This position is ideally suited for a candidate who enjoys working collaboratively across disciplines, mentoring junior scientific investigators, and contributing to an innovative academic environment to forge new scientific directions.


Please include a cover letter with your application detailing your interest in this position.


  • Handling projects independently, including literature reviews, experimental design, and data analysis, under the guidance of the laboratory PI.
  • Contributing to the preparation of research reports, publications, and oral presentations.
  • Opportunities for presentations at scientific conferences and symposiums.


  • PhD and/or MD in a relevant field (immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, computational biology, or related fields).
  • Track record of productive research, with high quality publications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • A team player with strong aptitude for collaboration.
  • Experience in immunology and bioinformatic analysis is desired.
  • Additional experience in flow cytometry, single cell transcriptomics, gene editing, proteomics, immunohistochemistry, and/or microscopy is a plus.

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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