Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
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A highly motivated Post-Doctoral research fellow is sought to carry out research in the laboratory of Dr. Denise Galloway at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. Recent postdocs or graduate students at the end of their training program, who are eligible for participation in NIH-funded training grants and fellowships, are especially encouraged to apply.
The primary focus of the Galloway lab is the role that small DNA viruses, such as human papillomavirus (HPV), and Merkel Cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) play in cancer. We have taken a broad approach including mechanistic studies into how viral oncoproteins contribute to neoplasia and molecular epidemiologic studies into the natural history of viral infections and risk factors associated with cancer development. We are currently studying 1) the long-term memory to HPV vaccination or infection; 2) mechanisms by which high-risk HPVs perturb the response to DNA damage.; and 3) the functions of a newly identified protein, ALTO, in the MCPyV life cycle.
The fellow will focus on HPV biology, investigating the mechanisms by which the E6 and E7 oncoproteins perturb the response to DNA damage. In addition to performing research the post-doc will have the opportunity to present their work at local and other meetings.
Successful applicants will have:
- A recent PhD in a relevant biological field
- A strong background in standard molecular/cellular biology techniques
- Extensive experience with tissue culture
- Experience with genome analysis, RNAi technology, and developmental virology is highly desirable
- A demonstrated track record of productive research, with at least 2 first author publications
- An ability to work independently as well as part of laboratory team
Please apply with a letter summarizing previous work experience, suitability for this position and future research interests, as well as contact information for three professional references.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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