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The Cohn lab, within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to work on a project involving clonal expansion of HIV infected T cells.
The candidate will use techniques such as flow cytometry, PCR, qPCR, genomics, and next-generation sequencing to investigate mechanisms of HIV persistence in vivo. Importantly, the candidate must be organized, self-motivated, and able to efficiently manage their time and experiments.
- PhD in Immunology, Virology, Cell Biology, or a related field
- Preference will be given to candidates with experience with flow cytometry, T cell biology, or strong molecular biology skills
- Candidate must be comfortable working with BSL2+ pathogens from valuable and rare clinical samples
- Show independent initiative to learn new techniques
- Excited to mentor less experienced scientists
- Success in this role is dependent on attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and exceptional organizational and communication skills
- A cover letter and research statement are required with your application
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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