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Research Technician II, Gene Therapy

Research Technician II, Gene Therapy

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Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Clinical Research Support Services

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A Clinical Research Division laboratory that studies hematopoietic cell biology, develops novel gene therapy, gene editing strategies and immunotherapy is recruiting a Research Technician II to assist with cell culture, gene transfer studies, and molecular studies. The position involves additional responsibilities, such as processing of primary tissue samples, and culture/analysis of cells infected with HIV and related viruses. The candidate should be motivated to participate in sample processing and analysis from preclinical modeling experiments. This position affords the motivated technician an opportunity to develop/utilize both tissue culture and molecular biology skills.


  • A Bachelor's degree is required/Master’s degree is preferred, in biological science with at least two years of laboratory experience.
  • Experience with primary T-cell cultures, cytotoxicity assays, flow cytometry, cloning and other molecular biology techniques is strongly desired.
  • Previous experience in hematopoietic cell cultures, ELISA, in vivo studies is desired, but not required
  • Candidates with excellent organizational skills and communication skills (written and oral) plus an ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team environment are encouraged to apply.
  • To be successful in this position, the candidate must be highly motivated, possess a high level of initiative and attention to details.
  • S/he must also be capable of working independently on multiple projects in a team environment.

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