Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

T32 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Infectious Disease in Immunocompromised Host --Boeckh Lab

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Seattle, WA, United States


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.

The mission of our NIAID T32 Infectious Disease in the Immunocompromised Host Training Grant (6T32AI118690) and training program is to recruit and train outstanding physician-scientists and postdoctoral PhD scientists to perform basic, translational and clinical research on infectious diseases in immunocompromised patients, using state-of-the-art methods and analytical techniques.

The Boeckh Lab is recruiting an individual to work on research focused on infections in transplant and other immunosuppressed individuals. The individual will work on projects aimed at assessing immunity against respiratory and latent viruses in an applied research setting.

For more information on the program, please visit our website:

Funding is initially for one year on our T32 Infectious Diseases in the Immunocompromised Host Training Grant, with the opportunity for up to two additional one-year renewals.


The successful applicant will work on research in the Boeckh lab focused on characterizing virus-specific cellular and humoral immunity and its association with clinical outcomes in persons with varying degrees of immunosuppression and otherwise healthy individuals. Opportunities exist for grant writing, writing of and contributing to manuscripts as co- or lead author and presenting research at scientific meetings. The individual will also have opportunities to mentor technicians and undergraduate students in a lab that values diversity. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center provides a challenging academic and supportive multi-disciplinary research environment and the fellow will be able to take full advantage of training, education, and mentorship opportunities offered through the Center. 



The candidate must be a citizen of the United States, or a non-citizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (1-151 or 1-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident.

Seeking a candidate with a Ph.D. in the field of biological sciences or related scientific fields. Experience and laboratory skills in viral immunity, including antibody detection assays, flow cytometry, sequencing, transcriptomics and associated analytics are preferred. The candidate should be a self-starter and be able to work independently in a team environment. Strong analytical, writing, communication (in English), and problem-solving skills are desired. Extensive efforts are made to identity and attempt to recruit underrepresented minority trainees.

Please submit a cover letter and CV as well as the names/emails for three references.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must, prior to their first day of employment:
Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR
Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).

statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Our Commitment to Diversity

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 or by calling 206-667-4700.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.