Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Hematopoiesis

Seattle, Washington State (US)
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.



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The Silberstein lab is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral fellow who is interested in pursuing laboratory-based research project.



The main goal of the laboratory is to leverage the knowledge of hematopoietic stem cell biology and bone marrow microenvironment in order to develop new therapeutic approaches to promote normal HSC function in bone marrow failure and to prevent development of myeloid malignancies. For the details of our prior work, please see Silberstein et al, Cell Stem Cell 2016, Goncalves, Silberstein et al, Cell 2016).



  • The lab is part of a Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Program at the Fred Hutch and interacts closely with other laboratories within the Program (Kiem, Adair, Bernstein, Hadland, Doulatov, Lee) and those within Integrated Immunotherapy Research Center (Dudakov, Headley).
  • There will be ample opportunities for data presentation and informal discussions.
  • They will be encouraged to develop research ideas and branch out into more independent projects.
  • Mentorship and support for post-doctoral fellowship applications will be provided. 


  • The candidate is expected to have a PhD and/or MD and a strong interest in stem cell research and commitment to basic/translational science in hematopoiesis.
  • Background in cancer biology is not required but would be a bonus
  • Willingness to work with murine models is essential
  • Applications from trainee hematologists who are considering a laboratory-based research project are welcome
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required



A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.


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