Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, 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 for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
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.
The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) addresses the growing need for treatment and prevention strategies for infectious diseases worldwide. VIDD’s mission is to accelerate knowledge of effective immunity and create innovative approaches that can prevent new infections and treat or cure infection-related diseases. VIDD is one of the largest of five scientific divisions at Fred Hutch with an annual grant portfolio of over $500 million and nearly 650 staff, faculty, and trainees. VIDD is comprised of three research programs—Biostatistics, Bioinformatics & Epidemiology (BBE), Immunology & Vaccine Development (IVD), and Infectious Disease Sciences (IDS).
The Stamatatos Lab, within IVD, focuses on the development and the in-depth preclinical examination of newly designed immunogens and their subsequent evaluation in clinical settings. We are currently seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow who will investigate the activation, expansion, and maturation of vaccine-elicited protective B cell responses against HIV-1, both in transgenic animal models and in upcoming human clinical trials.
- A PhD in immunology, microbiology, cell biology, genetic engineering, or a related scientific area is required.
- Preference will be given to candidates with experience in molecular biology, lymphocyte analysis, and/or genetic engineering.
- Must be willing to work with human cells and murine models.
- Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work independently within a very collaborative environment is critical, as are strong written, communication and organizational skills.
- The candidate must show initiative, the willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player.
Applicants must submit:
- Cover letter discussing your expertise and interest in this position, including statement of research interests and career goals.
- Names and contact information of three references.
Fred Hutch 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 provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.
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.
Our Commitment to Diversity
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