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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Sullivan Lab in Seattle, Washington

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.

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Sullivan Lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The core focus of the Sullivan Lab is to interrogate the mechanisms by which metabolism governs cancer cell behavior at a molecular, cellular, and organismal level.

The postdoctoral scientist will initially join in ongoing projects focusing on metabolic requirements of cancer cells and will be expected to develop a new independent project within general area of cancer metabolism.

The applicant will utilize mammalian cell culture, mass spectrometry, isotope labeling, cellular and molecular assays, and murine models of cancer to understand how metabolism supports cancer phenotypes, with the goal to develop new approaches to target metabolism to improve cancer therapy. Applicants should be interested in the application of basic science discovery and its application towards problems faced by cancer patients and will be expected to be scientifically intrepid.

Fred Hutch has more than 200 postdoctoral fellows working in labs across all five research divisions. We provide postdocs with the opportunity to work on the cutting edge of biomedical research in a supportive, collaborative environment with faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping their trainees achieve their career goals. In addition, both the Student/Postdoc Advisory Committee and the Office of Scientific Career Development offer diverse mentoring and career development opportunities.

Scope of responsibilities:

Applicant will design, conduct, analyze and report original experiments probing the metabolic requirements and alterations in cancer cells. This position is funded for at least 2 years with the possibility of additional years, depending on success in obtaining independent funding.

Job duties:

  • Design, conduct, interpret experiments focusing on understanding the metabolic requirements and alterations in cells

  • Participate in group meetings including presenting data several times each year to local and national meetings

  • Prepare publications results from the experiments

  • Assist in maintaining general operations of the laboratory

  • Aid in mentoring junior scientists

  • Apply for postdoctoral grants

Educational or special training qualifications:

  • Applicants should have a recent PhD and/or MD (or equivalent degree) in Biomedical Sciences and be competent in basic techniques in molecular biology

  • A strong background in mechanism-focused research in biochemistry, metabolism, or cell biology is highly desirable

  • Ability to think critically and design and interpret experiments is essential, as are strong communication skills

Experience requirements:

  • Experience with molecular biology, biochemistry, computational biology, or murine models

  • A strong interest in research in the area of cell or organismal metabolism

  • Evidence of productivity appropriate to a postdoctoral fellow as measured by publications and presentations, abstracts and posters at conferences

  • Well-organized with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and perform experiments without day-to-day supervision will be required after training

  • Ability to work as part of a team and to participate in multiple projects in collaboration with different lab members and collaborations with outside labs

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required

Application instructions:

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

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

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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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