Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Job Description


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.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the Adeyemi Lab in the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.


The Adeyemi lab is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of genome maintenance – how the DNA repair machinery is deployed in response to different types of cellular insults, how these processes are dysregulated during genetic diseases, infections, aging and cancer, and how such knowledge can potentially be exploited toward novel therapies. We employ a variety of cutting-edge approaches from CRISPR and barcoded ORF library screens, to various biochemical and molecular biology techniques.


We are seeking an outstanding and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to perform cutting edge research in the field of DNA repair and cancer genetics.


There are several exciting projects that have already been set up in the lab, ranging from characterizing the role of various newly identified genes during replication stress, studying the role of RNA polymerase and RNA metabolism during DNA repair, to making use of genetic screening approaches to determine mechanisms of resistance to various chemotherapeutic drugs and to identify new potentially targetable synthetic lethal interactions in breast and ovarian cancers. The successful candidate will be expected to drive one or more of these projects. There are also opportunities for the candidate to move to new research directions as well as to contribute to mentoring and to thrive in a diverse, inclusive, supportive, creative, fast-paced and learning-focused environment.



  • A PhD in Biochemistry, Genetics, Cancer Biology, Virology or a closely related field.
  • A track record of publications and demonstrated independence
  • Excellent verbal and written communication as well as excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with cell culture, flow cytometry, basic molecular biology (PCR, cloning, western blotting, immunofluorescence assays) is required.


  • Experience with functional genomic screens, protein purification and enzymology, DNA repair techniques, Python or R programming.
  • Expertise / background in the field of DNA repair is desirable but not required.

Application instructions

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a CV, a cover letter containing a brief summary of prior research accomplishments / future goals, and contact information for three references.


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 $67,728 to $100,000 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications. Relocation offered for those who qualify.

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).

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 Human Resources at or by calling 206-667-4700.
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