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Research Technician I-II, Immunology

Research Technician I-II, Immunology

Job ID 
10869
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Company 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Category 
Laboratory Research Sciences

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Overview

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 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

 

The Program in Immunology in the Clinical Research Division is looking for a highly motivated individual to support the development of genetically modified T cell immunotherapy for cancer. The successful candidate will utilize a variety of cutting-edge cellular and molecular techniques to analyze T cell immunity. The technician will be closely involved in the preclinical development of new T cell therapies and their translation into clinical trials. She/he should be capable of maintaining detailed laboratory records, analyzing data, and reporting experimental results. This position works under the direction of the Principal Investigator or higher-level laboratory personnel.  Uses limited discretion and judgment in carrying out experiments.

Responsibilities

Responsible for performing standard and investigative laboratory work in support of scientific research by performing bench-level experiments, operating analytical instruments, recovering, compiling and verifying the accuracy of research data; performing calculations; preparing charts, graphs and summaries

 

List of Job Duties:

  1. Perform experiments at the bench level to support investigative work.
  2. Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures or cell lines.
  3. Perform and modify documented protocols and assays. 
  4. Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays. 
  5. Interpret and report on experimental results.
  6. Perform statistical analysis of test results and prepare written reports on work performed.
  7. Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  8. Order and maintain appropriate levels of supplies.
  9. May supervise work-study students.
  10. Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Research Technician I: Bachelor's Degree in a biological science and 6 months or more of hands-on related research experience.
  • Research Technician II: Bachelor's Degree in a biological science and 2 years of full time, post-graduate experience in a related research setting.
  • Experience with molecular techniques including DNA cloning, vector construction and DNA manipulation.
  • Mammalian cell culture experience. 

 

 

Preferred:

  • Experience with the following techniques is highly desirable: primary mammalian cell culture, biological sample handling (including human samples), experience working with primary T cells, multi-color flow cytometry, FACS sorting and mice handling.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.