Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Cell Biology

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Seattle, WA, United States

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Cell Biology

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

A postdoctoral position for a recent enthusiastic PhD graduate is available in the Parkhurst lab at Fred Hutch. The Parkhurst lab uses multidisciplinary approaches to study dynamic cytoskeleton processes in the regulation of normal developmental events and when mis-regulated in diseases/cancer. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoc candidate interested in one of the following two research areas — Cell wound repair or Nuclear architecture/organization — in the Drosophila model system. The postdoc candidate will carry out independent research projects and participate in lab meetings/journal clubs, as well as contribute to the smooth running of the lab.

Further information on the lab’s research can be found at: http://research.fhcrc.org/parkhurst/en.html

Salary for this opportunity will be in line with the NIH pay scale.

Qualifications

  • Recent PhD degree
  • A strong foundation in molecular and cell biology
  • Background and familiarity with Drosophila genetics desirable
  • Candidates need to be highly motivated and well-organized individuals who think independently, but enjoy working as part of a dynamic and collaborative team
    **Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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