Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Immunotherapy

Job Description


  • PhD in immunology, virology, molecular/cell biology, or related field
  • A track record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications and strong analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent knowledge of fundamental immunology and molecular and cell biology, as well as proficiency in essential techniques used to characterize human and murine immune cells


  • Knowledge of molecular cloning and viral vector design, generation of high-titer virus from packaging cell lines, viral plaque assays and virus titration
  • Knowledge of virology, including how manipulations to the viral genome impact virulence and function
  • Knowledge of tumor immunology, including formation of immune responses against tumor neoantigens and mechanisms of tumor immune escape
  • Experience working with tumor models in both immunodeficient and immunocompetent mice, including breeding of and genotyping genetically engineered mice; intravenous, subcutaneous, and intraperitoneal injections; necropsy including lymph node harvesting; and bioluminescence imaging
  • Experience with immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence
  • Experience with single cell transcriptomics assays and bioinformatics analysis
  • Proficiency in scientific writing, figure preparation, and giving presentations

Candidates must be highly motivated, organized individuals who have the ability to work both independently but also enjoy working as part of a dynamic, collaborative team. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.  

Please include a cover letter detailing your research interest and suitability for this position and names and contact information of at least two references with your application . 

This is a full-time position with a salary based on the NIH scale and excellent benefits.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center 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, prior to their first day of employment:
Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR
Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).

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.

The annual base salary range for this position is from $65,484.00 to $100,000.00 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package  designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, income-based child care subsidy, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (22 days per year), paid sick leave (up to 30 calendar days per occurrence of a qualifying reason), paid holidays (13 days per year), and paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks). 

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