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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.
A highly qualified and motivated post-doctoral research fellow is sought to join the laboratory of Dr. Shannon Oda at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute in Seattle, WA. Our research augments the efficacy of adoptive cell therapy (ACT), a promising immunotherapy treatment option that uses genetically modified immune cells (T cells) to eliminate tumors. We develop novel engineering strategies that enable T cells to overcome obstacles in the tumor microenvironment and mount a more powerful, durable and sustained attack on cancer cells. Our research applies to tumor microenvironments that are present in many different kinds of cancers and we are developing technologies for blood tumors, including acute myeloid leukemia (AML), as well as solid tumors, including pancreatic, sarcoma, and lung cancers.
The post-doctoral research fellow will work on projects in the Oda Lab including, but not limited to, molecular cloning and evaluation of engineering strategies, in vitro and in vivo murine models, and primary human T cell studies.
This is a full-time position with a salary based on the NIH scale and excellent benefits.
Applicants will have a PhD in a biological science and/or a MD. The ideal candidate will have a research background in immunology with robust skills in molecular and cellular biology, including flow cytometry, T cell functional assays, DNA and RNA extraction, molecular biology, and statistical analysis. Desirable skills include bioinformatics analysis, strong scientific writing, and public speaking.
To be successful in this position, the post-doctoral research fellow must be highly motivated with a track record of productive research, exemplified by first author publication(s) and presentations, and willing to work in a highly collaborative, fast paced, collaborative and dynamic environment. This position is suited to someone who enjoys mastering new skills, multitasking, and working both independently and as part of a laboratory team.
Interested applicants should send their CV, cover letter, and contact information for 2-3
references to Shannon Oda (Shannon.Oda@seattlechildrens.org).
In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children’s requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.
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