Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Fred Hutch Cancer Center
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 21, 2022

Job Description

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 to 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 laboratory of Dr. Alice Berger is recruiting highly motivated post-doctoral research fellows to carry out research in the field of cancer genetics and genomics. The Berger lab focuses on application and development of functional genomics approaches for understanding somatic mutations in cancer, with a focus on lung cancer. The lab utilizes genomics approaches for oncogene discovery (Imielinski, Berger et al., Cell 2012; TCGA, Nature 2014) and functional genomics approaches for understanding the mutation function (Berger, Brooks, Wu et al., Cancer Cell 2016). The mission of the lab is to open up new therapeutic opportunities for lung cancer.     Responsibilities The successful applicant will drive rigorous scientific projects utilizing genome-wide CRISPR knockout screens, in vivo murine modeling, next-generation sequencing, molecular biology and biochemistry, and/or single-cell RNA-seq, with the goal of understanding the mechanisms of oncogenes in cancer. The position will require both independent research as well as the ability to collaborate closely with computational biologists and other colleagues.


Recent PhD, and/or MD Track record of independent productive research Excellent written and verbal communication skills Strong foundation in cell culture, genetic engineering, next-gen sequencing, and molecular biology is highly desirable.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing your research interests, a CV, and contact information for 3 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.

Employment Type

Regular Full-Time