Fred Hutch

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Job ID: 17837
Type: Regular Full-Time
Company: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: US-WA-Seattle
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Fred Hutch, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation and chromatin structure, the Center’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic science.

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the Hatch Lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Hatch lab is part of the Basic Sciences Division and studies the structure and dynamics of the mammalian nuclear envelope. The primary interest of the lab is to understand the molecular mechanisms that initiate nuclear envelope remodeling and how defects in nuclear membrane stability impact cancer development (Hatch et al., Cell, 2013; Maciejowski and Hatch, Ann Rev Cell Dev Biol, 2020; Young, Gunn, and Hatch, MBoC, 2020). The Hatch lab uses a variety of techniques to achieve these goals with a focus on cellular imaging.


The fellow will be responsible for developing, in discussion with Dr. Hatch, and executing a project related to the core interests of the lab with the goal of developing a new line of inquiry that the fellow could start their own research program with, if desired. Collaborative projects with other labs in Seattle or elsewhere are strongly encouraged.

Fred Hutch has more than 200 postdoctoral fellows working in labs across all five research divisions. We provide postdocs with the opportunity to work on the cutting edge of biomedical research in a supportive, collaborative environment with faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping trainees achieve their career goals. In addition, both the Student/Postdoc Advisory Committee and the Office of Scientific Career Development offer diverse mentoring and career development opportunities.


  • A PhD in biological sciences is required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
  • The ability to work independently is required.
  • Experience with microscopy and quantitative image analysis is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with immunological labeling techniques, including western blotting, flow cytometry, and immunofluorescence, is preferred.

To apply to this position please provide the following:

  • Cover letter summarizing previous work experience and research interests,
  • CV
  • Contact information for three professional references.