Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Tumor Microenvironment

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Seattle, WA, United States

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.

The Bullman Laboratory is an interdisciplinary and highly collaborative team of clinical microbiologists, computational biologists, biochemists and cancer geneticists. The core mission of our laboratory is to improve diagnosis and treatment of human cancer to ultimately extend the lives of cancer patients, with a particular focus on gastrointestinal cancers. Using cutting edge technologies and methodologies, we endeavor to move smoothly between large human data sets and in vivo and in vitro model systems to gain a deeper functional understanding of the tumor microbiome in cancer progression, metastasis and response to treatment.

Responsibilities

The Bullman Laboratory in the Human Biology Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is recruiting a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow with expertise in multi-parametric tissue imaging approaches (e.g. FISH, CISH, immunocytochemistry, immunohistochemistry) and mammalian cell biology (mammalian cell culture, murine models) to join our tumor microbiome efforts. An interest in microbiome research is required but hands on experience is not required as ample training can be provided.

Our goal is to understand the interaction of the colon cancer microbiota with the tumor microenvironment. This individual will utilize state-of-the-art spatial imaging technologies, in addition to genomics and informatics techniques in a highly collaborative, stimulating, and collegial research environment. This position will provide opportunities for professional development and the acquisition of cutting-edge skills in single cell sequencing, small molecule screens, analysis of clinical specimens, tissue imaging approaches, host-microbiome interactions, research planning and strategy, and data analysis and interpretation.

Qualifications

Required:

  • PhD in biological sciences, cancer biology, computational biology, pathology, microbiology, or a related field.
  • A record of scientific accomplishment as shown by peer-reviewed publications.
  • A collaborative, curious, creative, proactive and organized temperament.
  • A commitment to advancing fundamental knowledge of the cancer microbiome and to translating that knowledge to the development of novel therapeutic approaches.

Preferred:

  • Experience with murine models and spatial imaging technologies.

Please include a cover letter with your application, decribing your research accomplishments as well as detailing your interest and suitability for this position.

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We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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 escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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