Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Associate

Seattle, Washington State
Based on experience
October 16 2020
Organization Type

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.   



A lab in the Stem Cell and Gene Therapy program has a position for a postdoctoral fellow / research associate to study novel immunotherapy approaches to target T cells in vivo. The position involves additional responsibilities, such as development of immune-based conditioning regimens, processing and analysis of primary blood and tissue samples, and culture/analysis of tumor samples and other tissues. The candidate will study and develop methods to maximize T cell transduction and in vivo delivery of viral vectors. They will be expected to work closely with diverse study personnel and publish and present their work in both internal and external events.




  • A PhD or MD in a scientific field is required
  • The individual must possess knowledge of T cell biology, basic immunology, vector construction and multicolor flow cytometry


  • Two years of post-doctoral research experience
  • Background in transplantation biology or immunology is highly desired
  • Experience is preferred in one or more of the following areas: hematopoietic T cell cultures/model systems, in vivo studies, and/or basic bioinformatic analysis techniques
  • Previous experience in gene therapy/gene editing, and/or molecular biology techniques e.g. quantitative PCR and cloning is desired, but not required
  • To be successful in this position, the candidate must be highly motivated and able to work independently to design and execute experiments, possess a high level of initiative and attention to detail, and must also be able to multi-task and prioritize work at short notice. They must also be capable of working independently in a team environment.
  • Candidates with excellent organizational skills and communication skills (written and oral) are encouraged to apply.



A statement of research interests and/or a cover letter are required. Salary will be commensurate with (appropriate) experience.


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