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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Stamatatos Lab

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.

With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.

The Stamatatos Lab is recruiting postdoctoral fellows. These positions come with full salary, benefits, research support and relocation costs.


The Stamatatos Lab is a leader in HIV translational research, focusing specifically on the development and evaluation of both preclinical and clinical cutting-edge vaccination approaches against existing and emerging viral pathogens. We are experts in immunogen-design, protein and mRNA-based immunization modalities, structural biology and B cell immunology. Currently, our immunogens are being evaluating in the clinic in association and close collaboration with the HVTN (HIV Vaccines Trials Network) at the Fred Hutch. Our work has made significant strides in the HIV field and has direct clinical impact. We are looking for a candidate that shares our devotion to developing novel vaccine strategies and eliminating viral diseases.


Applications should include a CV, the names of three references, and short cover letter describing your research interests. Candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in the sciences are especially encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A PhD in immunology, microbiology, cell biology, or a related scientific area is required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in molecular biology and B cell immunology.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work independently within a highly collaborative cross-functional environment is critical, as are strong written, communication and organizational skills.
  • The candidate must show initiative and the willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities with urgency and positivity.
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.

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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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