Faculty Member, Pathogen-Associated Malignancies

Seattle, Washington State
Compensation commensurate with experience.
August 14 2019
Position Type
Full Time
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Faculty Member, Pathogen-Associated Malignancies


The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center invites applications to fill a full-time laboratory-based faculty position. Located in the vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, Washington—Fred Hutch is home to three Nobel laureates, over 300 faculty, and 2400 staff. Our interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other life-threatening diseases.

We are recruiting a virology, microbiology, or immunology faculty member wishing to establish an independent lab working on a virus or bacteria that is associated with cancer. Applicants from PhD, MD/PhD, or MD scientists will be considered at any rank. Successful candidates will align with the objectives described below.

The Pathogen Associated Malignancies Integrated Research Center faculty are dedicated to accelerating innovation through interdisciplinary science through these objectives:

  1. understand basic mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions of pathogen-associated malignancies (PAMs) to identify mechanisms of cancer induction and exploit vulnerabilities
  2. support translational studies of PAMs to inform the design of better diagnostic, and/or therapeutic strategies
  3.  research and implement prevention strategies for PAMs.

Our researchers focus on Human Papilloma Virus, Merkel Cell Carcinoma, Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), Epstein-Barr Virus and EBV-related cancers, liver cancer, as well as the role that specific microbes play in the etiology of cancers and response to treatment. We are seeking to expand research on PAMs, including Hepatitis viruses. 

The successful candidate will enter a dynamic, collaborative research environment, working across Fred Hutch’s many diverse Divisions including Human Biology, Basic Sciences, Clinical Research, Public Health Sciences, and Vaccine and Infectious Diseases. Opportunities exist for University of Washington affiliate appointments, participation in joint UW-Fred Hutch graduate student programs, collaboration with the Immunotherapy Integrated Research Centerand with clinicians practicing at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance—one of the leading cancer treatment centers in the United States.

Please submit your application by providing a curriculum vitae, a 2 to 3-page research plan, three recent publications, and three letters of reference.

The applicant review process begins as applications arrive and any application received by October 30th, 2019 will be guaranteed consideration for the position.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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 escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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