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
Regular
Department
B Towne Ctr Chldhd Cancer Rsch
Shift
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Seattle
Primary Location : State/Province
WA

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.  Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

 

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.

Overview

The Lawlor lab is seeking a motivated and committed post-doctoral fellow to join our pediatric cancer research team, effective September 2020. The research project will investigate mechanisms of sarcoma metatasis. In particular, it will focus on disovering how reprogramming of metabolic stress response pathways drives tumor heterogeneity and disease progression. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the fundamentals of cancer biology and advanced knowlege and skills in cell signaling, genetics, and/or cellular metabolism. Experience with tumor xenograft models or a strong commitment to learn these skills is also essential. 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.

 

Our lab is located at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, in downtown Seattle, and is affiliated with both the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The fellowship project is financially supported by an external research grant from Stand Up to Cancer/AACR and also by internal funding. As such, outstanding and abundant intellectual and financial resources are available to successfully advance the project, as well as the fellow’s own career development.

 

As a post-doctoral fellow in our collaborative and energetic group, that is committed to supporting diversity and equity, 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 be encouraged and supported to prepare your own research grant applications to help advance your career towards independence.

 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and their C.V. to (…..). Competitive applicants will have published at least 1 first author paper during their doctoral training, have broad and advanced skills in cellular and molecular biology, and have demonstrated a commitment to a career in cancer research. Applications from new graduates and early career scientists from under-represented groups are paricularly encouraged. Due to current immigration restrictions, we regret that only U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be considered.

 

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.  Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

 

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.

Requirements

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

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

 

The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

 

Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

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