Fellow - PhD

Job ID 2020-35422
Area of Interest
Research & Development
Location Name
Olive Lab at MPW
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
B Towne Ctr Chldhd Cancer Rsch
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province


The Lawlor Lab is excited to be relocating to Seattle Children’s Research Institute where we will continue to pursue innovative and impactful basic and translational pediatric cancer research in a highly collaborative environment.


The lab seeks a motivated and committed Post-doctoral fellow to join the team this summer. As a fellow in the lab you will lead studies of fundamental Ewing sarcoma biology that are funded by external grants. Specifically, the goal of your project will be to investigate how plasticity of tumor cells contributes to tumor metastasis. The project is deeply mechanistic with translational potential and is focused on the intersection between epigenetic and metabolic reprogramming. As such, a strong background in the fundamentals of cancer biology and advanced skills in epigenetic, epigenomic, and metabolism research are essential. Experience with tumor xenografts in immune deficient mice is also desired.


The Lawlor lab is committed to the career development of trainees. You will receive strong mentorship and be provided with opportunities to present your research locally as well as at national meetings. You will also have the opportunity to teach and mentor more junior trainees and staff in the lab and will be encouraged and supported to prepare your own fellowship applications. The lab is well-funded by grants from the National Cancer Institute, Stand Up to Cancer, as well as private foundations and industry partners, providing ample resources to pursue cutting edge science and advance your career.


Responsibilities of the role will include development and execution of in vitro and in vivo research, data collection and analysis, manuscript and fellowship application preparation, and training in the conduct of research rigor and reproducibility.


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As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.


Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine. 


Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.


We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.


Required Education/Experience:
- PhD in specialty area from an accredited university training program
- Experience using basic research techniques of specialty area

Preferred Education/Experience:

- Experience using basic research techniques of molecular and cellular biology in the context of cancer

- Demonstrated productivity as evidenced by at least one first author publication from PhD training

- Knowledge and experience in ChIP-seq, Cut & Run, other next generation sequencing technologies 

- Experience in culture of tumor cell lines as well as primary human mesenchymal stem cells

Previous experience conducting in vivo tumor research in immune deficient mice

- Experience in manuscript development and in grant writing

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