Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Research Associate, Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Program

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.

Responsibilities

A Clinical Research Division laboratory that studies hematopoietic cell biology and develops novel gene therapy and gene editing strategies is recruiting a research associate to participate in primary hematopoietic stem cell gene transfer and single cell mechanistic studies using in vivo models. The position involves additional responsibilities, such as development of immune-based conditioning regimens, processing and analysis of primary blood and tissue samples, and culture/analysis of cells infected with HIV and related viruses. The candidate will study and develop methods to maximize the engraftment of gene and cell therapy products with the PI and other senior members of the research team, as well as with external collaborators. They will be expected to work closely with diverse study personnel, and publish and present their work in both internal and external events.

Qualifications

Required:

  • A PhD or MD in a scientific field is required.
  • The individual must possess knowledge of advanced genomics technologies, i.e. single cell RNA-seq.

Preferred:

  • Two years of post-doctoral research experience and experience with multicolor flow cytometry.
  • Experience in infectious and/or genetic diseases, and a background in transplantation biology or immunology is highly desired.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: hematopoietic stem cell cultures/model systems, in vivo studies, and/or basic bioinformatic analysis techniques.
  • Previous experience in gene therapy/gene editing, and/or molecular biology techniques e.g. quantitative PCR and cloning is desired.
  • To be successful in this position, the candidate must be highly motivated and able to work independently to design and execute experiments, possess a high level of initiative and attention to detail, and must also be able to multi-task and prioritize work at short notice. They must also be capable of working independently in a team environment. Candidates with excellent organizational skills and communication skills (written and oral) are encouraged to apply.

A statement of research interests and/or a cover letter are required.

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