Location: Seattle, Washington
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The Gujral Lab (http://research.fhcrc.org/gujral) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the tumor microenvironment. Our lab integrates state-of-the-art methods from several fields, including advanced computer science, bioinformatics, pharmacology, biochemistry, and cell biology, to investigate tissue-specific signaling networks, identify molecular targets for drug discovery, and identify new uses for existing medicines.
A major focus of our lab is to study how cancer cells and immune cells influence the growth and functions of each other in advanced stage solid tumors by integrating recently developed proteomics and computational methods (See our recent publications in PNAS, 2021, Molecular Systems Biology, 2021, Cell Reports Methods, 20201, Cell Systems, 2020). In our lab, we leverage data-driven approaches (e.g., machine learning-based drug screening, transcriptomic and proteomic profiling) to inform the work of focused biology, which utilizes conventional tools including transgenic mouse models, molecular and biochemical approaches. The goal is to be able to study the cell system as a whole and at microscopic levels to find solutions for cancer and other diseases.
Specific projects could vary from studies of tumor micro-environment to immuno-oncology and drug resistance. Depending on their specific interests, the Fellow could learn and apply various ex vivo and in vivo cancer models, including PDX, orthotopic, and xenograft, and many other current methodologies such as reverse phase arrays, high throughput live cell microscopy-based assays, immunofluorescence microscopy, western blot analysis, RNAseq, and various statistical and machine learning-based methods. In addition, Fellow will also have the opportunity to present their research during lab meetings and scientific conferences and write, submit, and publish scientific papers. The Fellow will report directly to Dr. Gujral but is expected to integrate and function as a team member at the Gujral lab and Human Biology division.
- A recent Ph.D. in a relevant field
- Knowledge and experience in cancer biology, biochemistry, or immunology
- Track record of productive research, with at least one first-author publication
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team
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 ; ORInitiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider's certification).
A 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.
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, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).
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