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Research Technician I-II

Research Technician I-II

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

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The Cooper Lab is part of the Basic Sciences Division and investigates the roles of two types of post-translational modification, protein-tyrosine phosphorylation and ubiquitination, in cell and developmental biology. The lab is seeking an entry-level to intermediate-level research technician to maintain and support research in the lab, working with the PI and other lab members on various research projects. A willingness to learn and desire to develop towards an independent research project is key.


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Responsible for performing standard and investigative laboratory work by performing bench-level experiments, operating analytical instruments, recovering, compiling and verifying the accuracy of research data; preparing charts, graphs and summaries. The majority of the research work will utilize cultured mammalian cells to study cell migration and proliferation.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant concentration.
  • Scientific knowledge in the area of study and basic laboratory skills.
  • Independent research experience in addition to laboratory coursework.
  • Excellent communication, computer, documentation and project management skills.
  • Willingness to learn and persevere with tricky experimental systems.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, establish and follow protocols.
  • A strong interest in cell biology and an inquisitive mind.


  • 2+ years laboratory experience
  • Experience with laboratory animals (breeding, genoytyping)
  • Experience with laboratory techniques including protein and DNA electrophoresis, PCR, and cloning
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture, transfection, infection (retroviral/lentiviral vectors)
  • Experience with microscopy, such as immunofluorescence or live imaging

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