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Research Technician II-III, B Cell Immunology and Vaccines

Research Technician II-III, B Cell Immunology and Vaccines

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

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The Stamatatos Lab, within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, focuses on developing immunization approaches to expand and guide the maturation of particular B cell lineages along specific evolutionary pathways that result in the production of protective antibodies against infectious agents. We employ a wide range of experimental approaches, including deep sequencing and bioinformatic analysis of B cell receptor repertoires, structure-based immunogen-design, immunological, molecular and cellular biology techniques, crystallography, and knock-in and transgenic animals.  Our work includes the pre-clinical and clinical evaluation of candidate vaccines.


Our lab is recruiting a Research Technician with extensive expertise in Molecular Biology and FLOW Cytometry/Cell sorting, as well as experience with the construction and analysis of Next-Generation Sequencing (Illumina) libraries to participate in projects aiming to characterize the evolution of B cell responses following immunization. 


The individual will work under the overall direction of the Principal Investigator and will be able to balance responsibilities.  S/he will perform and lead research utilizing Molecular, Flow cytometry and immunological assays. Additionally, the candidate will perform some general lab duties.



  • Perform immunochemical  assays, such as ELISA, BLI, and Western Blotting
  • FLOW based cell analysis
  • Generation and analysis of next-generation sequencing (Illumina) libraries
  • Cell culturing
  • Identify methodological problems in research protocols and implement modifications to optimize experimental results. Conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research.
  • Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data. Assist in publication of results by proofreading, editing, and contributing ideas.
  • Assist in the design of experiments; may be responsible for the performance of individual research projects.
  • Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Intermediate level position requiring 2-4 years previous experience working in a research laboratory. 
  • MA/MS or BA/BS degree required with preference for biochemistry, immunology or similar areas of focus.  
  • Molecular biology, immunological and tissue culture expertise is required. 
  • Motivation, adaptability and ability to be a strong team player are essential.  
  • The candidate must be someone with great attention to detail, well-organized, self-motivated, and able to efficiently manage time and experiments. 




  • FLOW cytometry and next-generation sequencing (Illumina) library construction is a plus. 


*Salary will be commensurate with (appropriate) experience. 

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