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Research Technician I-II, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Research Technician I-II, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Job ID 
10940
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. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, Fred Hutch’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Fred Hutch, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Careers Start Here.

 

The Singhvi Lab seeks a Research Technician, Grade I-II. Our laboratory aims to understand molecular mechanisms by which glia, which are about half the cells in the nervous system, impact sensory perception, neuron shape and physiology, neural circuit activity, memory formation and animal behavior. The lab’s primary experimental model is C. elegans and we employ a multi-disciplinary approach including molecular (genetic networks, genomics, transgenics, protein biochemistry), cellular (fluorescence, super-resolution or electron microscopy; functional imaging of neural activity), and animal behavior studies.

Responsibilities

Working with the PI, the technician will conduct both research and lab management duties including:

  • Conduct experiments in a mentored project to identify novel pathways of glia-neuron interactions in health and disease, using different experimental techniques as required through the project.
  • Maintain laboratory strain databases ( elegans, mammalian cell-culture lines, plasmid).
  • Assist in laboratory oversight (organizing and purchasing supplies).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in science required.
  • At least one year of previous research laboratory experience required.
  • Hands-on experience with molecular biology techniques is preferred but not essential.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, organized, detail-oriented and focused. S/he will be able to multi-task between lab duties and scientific research, and be a good team player. Candidates who commit for two years or more are preferred.

 

This position affords the motivated technician opportunity to master advanced techniques in molecular neuroscience, along with laboratory management training. Tentative start date is 3/1/2018.

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