Staff Scientist, Immunology

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington State
Based on experience
September 17 2020
Life Sciences
Organization Type
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Staff Scientist

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here. 
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.    
The Turtle Lab Turtle Lab is looking for a Staff Scientist who will work on independent and collaborative projects developing adoptive T cell immunotherapy for hematologic malignancies within the Program in Immunology and Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutch.  



The successful applicant will develop and execute in-depth characterization studies and correlative analyses to support the development of CAR-T cell therapies. Successful candidates will have a strong foundation in human T cell biology and experience with standard and next generation analytical platforms for the characterization of T cell phenotype, differentiation, and function.



  • Applicants will have a PhD in a biological science and 2+ years of post-doctoral related experience 
  • The ideal candidate will have a research background in immunology with robust skills in molecular and cellular biology including flow cytometry (multicolor panel design), T cell functional assays
  • Single-cell RNA sequencing, bulk RNA sequencing, and qPCR preferred 


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