Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Stamatatos Lab

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Seattle , WA

Job posting number: #7081511

Posted: July 22, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

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 Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) addresses the growing need for treatment and prevention strategies for infectious diseases worldwide. VIDD’s mission is to accelerate knowledge of effective immunity and create innovative approaches that can prevent new infections and treat or cure infection-related diseases. VIDD is one of the largest of five scientific divisions at Fred Hutch with an annual grant portfolio of over $500 million and nearly 650 staff, faculty, and trainees. VIDD is comprised of three research programs—Biostatistics, Bioinformatics & Epidemiology (BBE), Immunology & Vaccine Development (IVD), and Infectious Disease Sciences (IDS).

The Stamatatos Lab, employs Immunological, Virological, Deep sequencing, Structural and Computations approaches to define the characteristics of the B cell and antibody responses generated against human viruses and those elicited by vaccines.


We have available positions for Postdoctoral fellows interested in:

Interrogating the neutralizing antibody responses generated during SARS-CoV-2 infection and during vaccination with mRNA and non-mRNA vaccines.
Monitoring and controlling the competition between B cells that produce HIV-1 neutralizing antibodies and those that do not.


A PhD in Immunology or Microbiology are preferred
Strong background on T and/or B cell immunity, is important
Ability to work independently within a very collaborative environment is critical, as are strong written, communication and organizational skills
Salary will be commensurate with appropriate experience

Applicants must submit:

Cover letter discussing your interest in this position including statement of research interests and career goals
Include a separate attachment of at least 3 references - Names and contact information

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.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.

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