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Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellow, Medical Oncology (University of Washington Medicine Cancer Vaccine Institute)

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Medicine, Oncology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellow, Medical Oncology (University of Washington Medicine Cancer Vaccine Institute)

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington Medicine Cancer Vaccine Institute, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology is recruiting for a post-doctoral fellow to study the intersection of cancer and autoimmunity with a focus on chronic inflammatory diseases that may predispose people to the development of cancer. This is a full-time, 12-month term position with possible extension to another 12-months depending on performance. The position would be at the Postdoctoral Scholar level. The project is highly translational and entails the identification of immunogenic proteins and deep phenotyping of the T-cell response in both humans and a variety of mouse models. Data generated will lead to the development of vaccines and other forms of immune therapy to limit inflammation. This project will use in vivo modeling of immune therapies in transgenic mouse models of autoimmune disease to assess vaccine efficacy and interrogate the mechanism of action of immunization via evaluating vaccine-induced T-cell function and immunophenotyping.

The base salary range for this position will be $5,459 to 6,000 per month ($65,508 to $72,000 per annum) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. 

Postdoctoral scholar fellows are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.


This position requires a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in immunology or a related area and significant experience in cellular and molecular based immunological techniques. Demonstration of writing skills through a documented publication record and excellent communication skills are needed. Experience in working with methods associated with human and murine T-cell function is a benefit. Previous post-doctoral experience is preferred. 


Applicants should send a CV, a description of research and career interests as well as references to Dr. Mary L. Disis via Interfolio.

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