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.
Our research group investigates naturally acquired microchimerism, harboring small numbers of genetically disparate cells. Microchimerism most often results from long-term persistence of maternal and fetal cells bi-directionally exchanged during pregnancy. Our interdisciplinary group studies autoimmune disease, cancer, infectious disease, and neurobiology. Recent studies examine benefits of microchimerism against cancer in cord blood transplantation.
A Research Technician I/II is sought who is excellent with hands-on work, self-motivated, and ambitious. The individual will contribute to all aspects of ongoing research projects including conducting experiments, analyzing data, preparing summaries of results and publications and participation in conferences.
Activities include, but are not limited to cell and blood processing, DNA extraction, HLA genotyping, fluorescence activated cell sorting, tissue culture, fluorescence in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, quantitative PCR, data entry, maintenance of laboratory supplies and equipment.
* BS/BA in biology, chemistry, or related science.
* Must have laboratory skills and scientific knowledge and be organized, meticulous and reliable.
* Experience with molecular biology techniques and/or pathology desirable.