Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Staff Scientist, McGuire Lab

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Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   


The McGuire Lab is seeking a Staff Scientist to assist with the development, validation, and testing of novel vaccine candidates aimed at preventing infection by viruses of global health importance including HIV-1, Epstein-Barr virus, or Respiratory Syncytial virus. The candidate will perform an in-depth characterization of the B cell and antibody response to novel candidate vaccines, conduct vaccine-challenge studies, perform data analysis, prepare reports/manuscripts, and supervise lab staff and related activities.


Assignments will be project oriented where goals are long term, rather that experiment oriented. The candidate will work independently and supervise research technicians and assist graduate students as needed. May be required to help with ongoing SARS-CoV-2 work as needed.


  • PhD in immunology, or a related field. 
  • 2+ years relevant postdoctoral experience.
  • Expertise in B cell immunology is highly desirable.
  • Experience with multicolor flow cytometry panels (>10 colors) and/or FACS.
  • Experience working with mice in a lab environment.
  • The candidate should have a proven track record of publication and written communication skills
  • Must be willing to work with pre-clinical animal models.
  • Willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, able to multitask.
  • Team player, to work within a very collaborative environment
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Work independently is essential to success in this position
  • Must be self-motivated, show initiative.


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

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 our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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