The Parkhurst laboratory in the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutch uses developmental, genetic, cellular, and molecular approaches to look at different regulatory mechanisms and pathways required for proper Drosophila embryonic development. We are recruiting a research technician to become an integral member of the research team and that is expected to carry out an independent research project(s). Current research focus includes: (1) molecular and cellular mechanisms of single cell and multicellular (tissue) wound repair; (2) actin and microtubule cytoskeleton dynamics mediated by the Rho1 small GTPase and its downstream effectors; and (3) nuclear architecture and organization.
Additional information about the research in the Parkhurst lab can be found at http://research.fhcrc.org/parkhurst/en.html.
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- The research technician will primarily carry out an independent research project that involves cell biology, developmental genetics, and molecular biology.
- The technician will participate in lab meetings and journal clubs.
- Other responsibilities include general lab maintenance (ordering, caring for Drosophila flies, fly media preparation), and other duties as needed.
- This is an ideal position for a recent graduate who wants to gain an intense research experience before pursuing graduate and/or medical school.
- A bachelor’s degree in a biological science and bench research experience are required.
- Reliability is essential.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Good interpersonal skills.
- To be successful in this position, the technician must have scientific curiosity, a high level of self-motivation, the ability to take instruction and correction and to follow directions, good organizational skills, the ability to work and think independently, and wants to stay at least two years.
- Must be able to distinguish different intensities and hues of red color.