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6 Found open positions

Lab Aide (Work Study)

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17959

Overview

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.   


 

The Brent lab is seeking a work study student from the School of Public Health, Biostatistics, or a related field to assist on a small-scall, randomized control trial testing use of Augmentd Reality to aid diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2.

 

Our hiring process will continue until ideal candidate(s) are selected.

Responsibilities

  • Use epidemiological methods to help design and carry out a small-scale randomized control trial using a cross-over design
  • Aid in study recruitment and participant scheduling
  • Instruct and observe study participants during in-person data collection sessions
  • Analyze study results using R, STATA, or some alternative data analysis system
  • Engage with statistically sophisticated lab members over analysis as indicated

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled an undergraduate or master program at a four-year university and must be eligible for a work-study program
  • Must have some data analysis experience (Excel, R, STATA, etc.)
  • Proficiency in basic epidemiological methods
  • Flexibility and able to work independently without supervision

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate would be pursuing a degree in Public Health, Health Informatics, Biostatistics or a related field
  • Possess some basic laboratory skills and knowledge

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

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17837

Overview

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 research fellow position is available in the Hatch Lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Hatch lab is part of the Basic Sciences Division and studies the structure and dynamics of the mammalian nuclear envelope. The primary interest of the lab is to understand the molecular mechanisms that initiate nuclear envelope remodeling and how defects in nuclear membrane stability impact cancer development (Hatch et al., Cell, 2013; Maciejowski and Hatch, Ann Rev Cell Dev Biol, 2020; Young, Gunn, and Hatch, MBoC, 2020). The Hatch lab uses a variety of techniques to achieve these goals with a focus on cellular imaging.

Responsibilities

The fellow will be responsible for developing, in discussion with Dr. Hatch, and executing a project related to the core interests of the lab with the goal of developing a new line of inquiry that the fellow could start their own research program with, if desired. Collaborative projects with other labs in Seattle or elsewhere are strongly encouraged.

 

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 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.

Qualifications

  • A PhD in biological sciences is required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
  • The ability to work independently is required.
  • Experience with microscopy and quantitative image analysis is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with immunological labeling techniques, including western blotting, flow cytometry, and immunofluorescence, is preferred.

 

To apply to this position please provide the following:

 

  • Cover letter summarizing previous work experience and research interests,
  • CV
  • Contact information for three professional references.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Molecular Neuroscience

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17709

Overview

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 fellow position in Molecular Neuroscience is available in the lab of Dr. Linda Buck at Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center. The lab is part of the Basic Sciences Division, which investigates diverse areas of molecular and cellular biology, including neuroscience, virology, and evolutionary biology.

 

The Buck Lab is investigating fundamental mechanisms underlying brain function. Current projects focus on molecular mechanisms involved in stress and fear and the control of appetite. These include elucidation of genes and neural circuits that regulate these functions and how they are modulated by the olfactory system. Methods used include cutting edge tools for genetic, chemical and optical control of neuronal function, imaging of gene expression and neuronal activation, gene editing to analyze specific gene functions, and single cell genomics.

Responsibilities

The fellow will be responsible for developing and executing a project related to current and future interests of the lab, as determined by discussions with Dr. Buck. The successful candidate will be an individual who is enthusiastic about science and is capable of independent research.

Qualifications

Required

  • PhD in molecular/cell biology, molecular neuroscience, computational biology, or related field
  • Excellent knowledge of fundamental molecular and cell biology
  • Experience using molecular techniques for cloning and for analysis of nucleic acids and proteins
  • Experience using immunohistochemistry and/or in situ hybridization for analyses of gene expression

Preferred

  • Experience with RNA sequencing and bioinformatics
  • Experience in mouse breeding and genotyping
  • Knowledge of neuroscience

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Single-Cell Computational Biology

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17929

Overview

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.   

 

The Setty Lab in the Basic Sciences Division and Translation Data Science IRC at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to work at the intersection of computational science, developmental & cancer biology, and single-cell genomics. The computational topics of interest include but not limited to manifold learning and dimensionality reduction, representation learning, multi-task learning, and structured learning.

 

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will develop novel computational algorithms to integrate high throughput single-cell genomics data to answer fundamental questions about mechanisms driving cellular differentiation and dysregulation in cancer. They will work in collaborative partnerships with experimental biologists to design data collection experiments, model and interpret the data, and help design validation experiments.

 

This is a unique opportunity for someone interested in modeling and interpreting large-scale biological data generated using cutting edge high throughput technologies in a multi-disciplinary and collaborative setting. While prior experience in working with biological data is desired, we strongly encourage applications from computational scientists and machine learning researchers interested in exploring careers in computational biology.

Qualifications

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in machine learning, data science, statistics, computational biology, or computational genomics
  • Track record of modeling and interpreting large-scale data is preferred
  • Programming skills in statistical computing (E.g.: Python, R)
  • Experience in working with biological data is desired by not necessary

 

Please include with your application:

  • CV
  • Summary of research interests and accomplishments
  • Contact information of three references

Research Technician II, Cell Biology

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 18012

Overview

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 hallmark of many diseases and cancers is a dysfunctional cytoskeleton. A properly functioning cytoskeleton is needed for a wide variety of cellular events ranging from cell shape to cell signaling and migration/metastasis. The Parkhurst laboratory in the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutch uses multidisciplinary approaches to study these dynamic structural elements in various processes including wound repair and nuclear architecture/organization. Our goal is to understand the role of these elements in regulating normal developmental events and how this regulation goes awry in diseases/cancers, thereby providing new avenues for possible therapeutic targets or to enhance the effectiveness of existing treatment modalities.

 

Our current research efforts are divided among studies of: (1) Molecular and cellular mechanisms of cell wound repair and (2) Nuclear architecture and organization.

 

Click here for information about the research in the Parkhurst lab.

Responsibilities

  • The research technician will primarily carry out an independent research project that involves cell biology, developmental genetics, and molecular biology

  • The technician will participate in lab meetings and journal clubs

  • Other responsibilities include general lab maintenance (ordering, caring for Drosophila flies, fly media preparation), and other duties as needed

  • This is an ideal position for a recent graduate who wants to gain an intense research experience before pursuing graduate and/or medical school

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in a biological science and bench research experience are required
  • 2+ years' experience working in a research laboratory required
  • Reliability is essential
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • To be successful in this position, the technician must have scientific curiosity, a high level of self-motivation, the ability to take instruction and correction and to follow directions, good organizational skills, the ability to work and think independently, and wants to stay at least two years
  • Must be able to distinguish different intensities and hues of red color

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

Research Technician II-III, Genomics of Mouse Gene Regulation

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 14888

Overview

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.   

 

Our laboratory focuses on how gene regulation, chromatin structure, and nuclear organization are linked, with a special emphasis on changes that occur with differentiation.  This is a part-time position where effort is negotiable depending on the candidates’ skills and needs. The person in this position will be the lead on a collaborative project to define all cis-acting regulatory sequences on a genome-wide basis. The focus of this work is the isolation of defined populations of hematopoietic cells at defined stages of development and differentiation with the goal of subjecting them to a variety of molecular analyses. Samples will be obtained from wildtype and mutant mice, at baseline, and while recovering from stress.  The candidate will prepare samples for analysis by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).  This work will require managing a mouse colony as well as isolating and analyzing mouse tissues.

Responsibilities

The research technician will work under the direct supervision by the principal investigators and be working with outside collaborators. This individual will be the sole Fred Hutch person doing bench work on this project and will need to work semi-independently and be adept at balancing responsibilities. To be successful in this laboratory the technician will need to work fairly autonomously and take the lead on trouble-shooting.  Excellent communication, documentation and organization skills are essential.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related fields as well as two or five years of professional experience are required for the research technician II and III levels, respectively.
  • Hands on mouse handling experience.
  • The ability to master new techniques with limited supervision.
  • Basic media and reagent preparation.
  • The successful candidate must be highly motivated, reliable and take projects from conception to conclusion while working with intermittent supervision. 
  • Good organizational, time-management and documentation skills.

Preferred:

  • Comfort, and being facile with flow cytometry, including optimizing antibody staining and data analysis. Having job experience with this would be a major benefit.

  • Comfort with basic mouse husbandry, genotyping and isolation of organs. Having job experience with this would be a major benefit.

  • Tissue culture experience.

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