Join the Lab

We are always looking for motivated, passionate, dynamic, fun and hard-working individuals to join the lab. If interested, please contact Dr. Ghajar directly. We currently have positions open for:

Graduate Students

Graduate students interested in 2021-2022 rotations. Potential projects include:

a. Identifying determinants of vascular heterogeneity within the brain or bone marrow, and study how these affect DTC dormancy and therapeutic resistance within specific regions of these tissues;

b. Unraveling the signaling that links DNA damage in vascular endothelium to a chemoprotective secretome that protects DTCs from therapy.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Generally interested in tumor dormancy + metastasis (propose a project), or:

c. Any of the above (a-b), or

d. Developing and applying novel technologies to profile DTCs and their microenvironments in architecturally intact tissue (human + mouse)

e. Identifying metabolic vulnerabilities of DTCs (see: www.fredhutch.org/job/19044)

f. Engineering T cells to target DTCs based on cell surface antigen expression (see: www.fredhutch.org/job/19043)

g. Unraveling means by which specific tissue microenvironments drive DTC immunotherapeutic resistance 

h. Unraveling the molecular mechanisms by which specific tissues resist metastasis (i.e., function as "anti-metastatic niches")