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Research Technician I-II, Hematopoiesis

Research Technician I-II, Hematopoiesis

Job ID 
11209
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Company 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location 
US-WA-Seattle
Category 
Laboratory Research Sciences

More information about this job

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.

Responsibilities

A Clinical Research Division laboratory that studies hematopoietic stem cell biology and develops novel genetic modification strategies for hematological diseases and disorders is recruiting a Research Technician I-II to assist with 1) cell culture, 2) stem cell expansion studies and 3) development of stem cell enrichment protocols. The position may involve additional responsibilities, such as processing of primary tissue samples, and culture/analysis of cells infected with HIV and related viruses. The candidate should be motivated to participate in sample collection and procession from preclinical modeling experiments. This position affords the motivated technician an opportunity to develop/utilize both tissue culture and molecular biology skills.

Qualifications

  • This position requires a bachelor´s degree in biological science and 1-2 years of laboratory experience outside of coursework. M.S. Degree is also acceptable in lieu of additional experience.
  • The applicant must be highly motivated, have a high level of initiative, work carefully with close attention to detail, and keep detailed records
  • S/he must also be capable of working independently as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Candidates with organizational skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills are encouraged to apply
  • Previous experience in gene therapy/gene editing, qPCR, basic bioinformatics, flow cytometry, flow sorting, cell separation techniques, murine models, and hematopoietic stem cell culture is desired, but not required.

 

Candidates should submit a cover letter explaining specific interest in the position and prior research experience.

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.