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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Seattle, Washington State
$65,484 to $100,000
Closing date
23 Dec 2023

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Health Science, Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.




With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.




At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.




A paid postdoctoral position is available immediately in The Grady Lab at the Fred Hutch Cancer Center. The applicant will perform data-driven research using state-of-the-art molecular and cell biology tools across various research projects to advance translational research in epi/genomics of gastrointestinal cancers. Adherence to principles of reproducible research, motivation to keep up with cutting-edge molecular and cell biology research technologies, data analysis tools, and willingness to team-work in multi-disciplinary research programs will be vital to success in this position. The laboratory is situated in the Translational Science & Therapeutics Division at Fred Hutch.



  • Conducting data-driven research: Engaging in scientific research using cutting-edge molecular and cell biology tools to investigate epi/genomics aspects of gastrointestinal cancers
  • Experimental design: Planning and designing experiments that align with the research objectives and contribute to the advancement of translational research.
  • Data collection and analysis: Performing experiments, gathering data, and utilizing bioinformatics and data analysis tools to analyze and interpret research findings.
  • Literature review: Staying abreast of the latest developments in molecular and cell biology research, epi/genomics, and gastrointestinal cancers to inform and enrich the research project.
  • Collaboration and teamwork: Collaborating effectively with other members of the lab and participating in multi-disciplinary research programs to foster a team-oriented research environment.
  • Reproducible research: Ensuring the adherence to principles of reproducible research, maintaining detailed documentation of methodologies, data, and results.
  • Presentation and communication: Effectively communicating research findings through presentations at lab meetings, seminars, conferences, and preparing scientific publications.

Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:


  • The successful candidate will have a PhD in molecular or cell biology, or related field.
  • Established experience cell biology and molecular biology.
  • Familiarity with and basic skills in computational biology analyzing data from RNA seq, genome-wide DNA methylation and multi-omics is desirable.
  • Experience with mouse models is desirable.
  • A track record of excellent first author publications is essential.
  • This position requires experience in standard techniques in molecular and cell biology, including 2D and 3D cancer cell line and organoid tissue culture, gene editing, PCR, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, next generation sequencing (including ChIP-Seq and bisulfite Seq is desirable), etc.


The annual base salary range for this position is from $65,484 to $100,000 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  This position may be eligible for relocation assistance.




Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, income-based child care subsidy, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (22 days per year), paid sick leave (up to 30 calendar days per occurrence of a qualifying reason), paid holidays (13 days per year), and paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks).  



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, our interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Our researchers, including three Nobel laureates, bring a relentless pursuit of, and passion for, health knowledge and hope to their work and the world. Together, our researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, when cure rates are highest; developing effective treatments with fewer side effects; and learning how to prevent cancers from growing in the first place.

Our groundbreaking discoveries began in the 1970s with Dr. E. Donnall Thomas’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation, which led to him receiving the 1990 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Since then, Hutch researchers have made a number of breakthroughs, including developing immunotherapies that use the immune system to defeat cancer and advancing the understanding of human biology. 

Admittedly, the eradication of cancer and other life-threatening diseases is an ambitious goal, one that demands tenacity, scientific excellence, collaboration and breakthrough creativity. To accomplish this, Fred Hutch attracts some of the world's greatest minds.

Our roster of internationally acclaimed scientists includes a MacArthur fellow, members of the National Academy of Sciences, members of the Institute of Medicine, members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and current and former Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.

Fred Hutch understands that disease research means more than searching for new treatments. We are home to the country's largest and oldest cancer prevention program, which has made key contributions to understanding how diet, exercise and other factors reduce the risk of acquiring the disease.

To accelerate our progress, we are part of the Fred Hutch / University of Washington Cancer Consortium. This research and clinical collaboration between the Hutch, the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance enables our researchers to leverage each institution’s strengths and develop premier research programs across many types of disease. The Consortium is among 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers nationwide.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are 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 or by calling 206-667-4700.

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