Location: Seattle, Washington
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.
A Postdoctoral Research Fellow training position is available to study the molecular mechanisms underlying prostate cancer treatment resistance and the development of new therapeutics. The training will be mentored by Dr. Michael Haffner and members of his research group.
Our laboratory is a dynamic and diverse research environment, bringing together scientists with a wide range of expertise in epigenetics, biochemistry, bioinformatics, pharmacology, and pathology. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with an exceptional multidisciplinary team at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.
As a member of our team, you will have access to cutting-edge technologies, tissue resources and pre-clinical models. Our laboratory website, https://research.fredhutch.org/haffner/en.html, provides further information on our research and the exciting projects you could be a part of.
We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to join our team and conduct laboratory-based research on resistance mechanisms to current therapeutics used for treating advanced prostate cancer. The position is centered on delineating the molecular mechanisms that drive treatment resistance, with a particular focus on cell intrinsic epigenetic and genomic events. Our goal is to investigate new clinical approaches that can overcome therapy resistance, and ultimately, provide better treatment options. This research has direct clinical relevance, making it a highly impactful and rewarding opportunity for the successful candidate.
- We are seeking a highly qualified candidate for a research position requiring a Ph.D. degree in biology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, or a related field. Candidates should have experience in at least one of the following areas: medicine/urology, genomics/genetics, analysis of inflammation/immune composition, or biomarker characterization. M.Ds with prior research experience are also encouraged to apply.
- Expertise and skills in molecular biology techniques are desired, including but not limited to: genomic and epigenomic profiling techniques, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, cell culture, and drug toxicity assays. We are looking for individuals who are highly motivated and organized, with the ability to think independently while also enjoying working as part of a dynamic, collaborative, and multidisciplinary team.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must, as the successful candidate will be expected to communicate effectively with colleagues and present research findings to diverse audiences.
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. Relocation assistance and or sign on bonus offered for those who qualify.
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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