Postdoctoral Research Associate – Oncology – University of Washington, United States

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A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is open in Dr. Miriam Kim’s Lab in the Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Center for Gene and Cellular Immunotherapy at Washington University School of Medicine. Our lab works at the interface of immune cells within the hematopoietic system with the goal of mobilizing these to safely and effectively attack cancer. We use a variety of techniques including in vitro cell culture, primary human and mouse immune cell isolation, lentiviral and retroviral gene transfer, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, a variety of in vivo mouse models, and single-cell genomics to investigate the interactions of T cells and their immune environment. We ultimately aim to enhance long-term survival for human patients using cell and gene therapy approaches.

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher interested in working on genetically modified hematopoietic stem cells and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells for treatment of hematologic malignancies. The postdoctoral researcher will work with human and mouse hematopoietic stem cells to investigate how to best utilize these in the context of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and CAR T cell therapy. The candidate will have the opportunity to engage in research across a broad range of fields including stem cell biology, immunology, cancer biology, and cell and gene therapy according to their interests.

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Trains under the supervision of a faculty mentor including (but not limited to):

  • Manages their own project, which should lead to a first author publication.
  • Develops expertise in flow cytometry, genetic manipulation of mouse and human immune cells, in vitro cytotoxicity assays, and in vivo mouse models.
  • Develops proficiency in career skills, including writing, presenting, networking, and critical evaluation of scientific literature.
  • Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University.
  • Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
  • Prepares and submits papers.
  • Designs research experiments and collects data.
  • Maintains compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records.

Required Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in biomedical sciences.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have research experience in cancer biology and/or immunology, flow cytometry, and mouse models. Candidates trained in other research fields who feel their experience is translatable to our studies are also encouraged to apply. All applicants should have good spoken and written communication skills.

Working Conditions

This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.

Salary Range

Base pay is commensurate with experience.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested applicants should send 1) a one-page cover letter briefly describing their previous research experience and future career goals, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information of 2-3 references to Dr. Miriam Kim (


For frequently asked questions about the application process, please refer to our External Applicant FAQ.


If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please email or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

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Catégorie emploiSanté et médecine, Postdoctoral

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