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Research Technician II

Research Technician II

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Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Laboratory Research Sciences

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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 and largest 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.


A molecular genotyping laboratory that performs state of the art genotyping methodologies for disease association studies is looking for an exceptionally skilled, experienced molecular and/or sequencing technician.  The laboratory collaborates with local and international labs to carry out anthropological, clinical, and basic disease studies that are aimed at a better understanding and development of data and tools for diagnosis and treatment of a variety of human diseases.


A bachelor's degree in a biological science with an understanding of the fundamentals of molecular biology, as well as two or more years of post-bachelor's experience in a molecular biology and/or sequencing laboratory, are required.  Experience with PCR – primer design and sequencing reactions is strongly preferred, as is experience with DNA preparation from human cell lines and bacterial cultures.  Experience in molecular cloning-construction and screening of plasmid and M13 libraries is highly desirable.  Familiarity with Windows, UNIX, Mac OS, and associated sequence analysis and data presentation software is important.  Organizational skills and good laboratory techniques, including attention to detail and reliable record keeping, are essential.  To be successful in this position, you must have the ability to design and execute experiments independently and to troubleshoot problems.  Since this position is part of a small research group, you must also be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with researchers from an international community.