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Research Technician I, Immunology

Research Technician I, Immunology

Job ID 
10268
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Company 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Category 
Laboratory Research Sciences

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Overview

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.

 

The Program of Immunology and Adaptive T-Cell Immunotherapy within the Clinical Research Division is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual to work in the pre-clinical research laboratory environment. 

Responsibilities

  • Isolate lymphocytes from blood and generate human T cell lines and clones
  • Process patient samples from research protocols
  • Maintain good cell culture practices and sterile technique
  • Molecular techniques including DNA extraction and manipulation, cloning and bacteria cultures, PCR
  • Potential to expand into sophisticated protocols including single cell RNA sequencing
  • Opportunity to interact with research participants; work closely with research coordinators and clinicians to coordinate clinical samples
  • Maintain meticulous records, organization
  • Clearly communicate experimental progress and results

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in a biological science or related field; must have completed basic immunology course work
  • Prior bench research experience through undergraduate or post-graduate endeavors preferable. Particular emphasis on tissue culture, flow cytometry, and molecular techniques (PCR, DNA sequencing, molecular cloning, viral vector construction, western blotting).
  • Fluency with English, mathematics including scientific units, and Microsoft Office software
  • Motivation, enthusiasm, demonstrated reliability, self-sufficiency, professionalism, and ability to work closely with a large and diverse team
  • Individuals with an interest in a long-term career in biomedical research and/or medicine are especially encouraged to apply.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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 escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.