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Staff Scientist, Molecular Genotyping

Staff Scientist, Molecular Genotyping

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Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Staff Scientist

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Outstanding, experienced technician/scientist needed to help establish and manage a molecular genotyping laboratory capable of executing state of the art genotyping methodologies for disease association studies. This laboratory will collaborate with local, national, and international laboratories carrying out anthropological, clinical, and basic disease studies aimed at a better understanding and development of data and tools for diagnosis and treatment of a variety of human diseases.



Individual will be engaged in and responsible for the laboratory production of a group of 4 to 6 people. Data produced will support basic and applied research activities ongoing at the FHCRC and in the international scientific community.  The ability to manage personnel and take responsibility for laboratory effectiveness will therefore be a major requirement. Other requirements included:

  • PhD in related field with an understanding of the fundamentals of molecular biology as well as four or more years in molecular biology, sequencing laboratory and/or clinical laboratory experience. 
  • Laboratory experience should include: 
  • Experience with sequence analysis and data presentation software.
  • Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, and reliable record keeping are essential qualities. 
  • Understanding of and adherence to CLIA accredited laboratory protocols and practices. 
  • Must have the ability to design and execute protocols managing a small group and also work independently in order to carry out troubleshooting assignments. 
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills for success managing the laboratory staff and communicating with outside collaborators including scientific presentations.