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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Medicine, Dermatology


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Position Description

A paid clinical research fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Nghiem, Head of the Division of Dermatology at the University of Washington. This is a full-time position on an annual 12 month appointment (renewable for a max of 3 years).  

In this role, you will gain first-hand knowledge of the management of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), a rare and aggressive skin cancer (details at our website:, as well as other skin malignancies and dermatological conditions.

As a clinical research fellow in the Nghiem Lab, you will care for individuals with MCC from the United States and overseas who travel to Seattle to consult with our team. You will help run a weekly skin oncology clinic at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, co-organize a weekly multidisciplinary MCC tumor board discussion, and learn a broad spectrum of cancer therapies under the supervision of Dr. Nghiem. You will be closely involved in translational and clinical research using our 1600 patient database and blood/tissue repository.  There are ongoing NIH-funded & industry-sponsored clinical trials that you will discuss with patients including planning novel trials in development by our group.

This fellowship is designed to help the trainee develop their career interests as well as prepare applications for their next phase of training. It is intended as a 1-2 year research experience during, before, or after residency in preparation for oncology fellowships or dermatology residency programs.


The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a record of scientific productivity who is able to work independently and as part of a team.  Candidates must have an MD or PhD. If you will not have an MD or PhD prior to the start date of this position, please consider applying to our Research Coordinator position:


Interested individuals should apply via Interfolio by submitting the following:

  1. A cover letter detailing:
    • the background of your interest in dermatology
    • any previous experience with research
    • future career goals/aspirations
    • self-assessment of personal strengths (3)
    • proposed goals of fellowship (3)
  2. CV

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