• Staff Scientist, CRISPR Transgenic Mouse Services

    Job ID
    11474
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Company
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Location
    US-WA-Seattle
    Category
    Clinical Research Support Services
  • 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.


    We are seeking to hire a staff scientist to manage and perform the day-to-day operations of the Fred Hutch Transgenic Mouse program.  The main responsibility of the successful candidate will be to work with world-class researchers at Fred Hutch to generate genetically engineered gene-targeted/transgenic mice. The position will begin as soon as possible.

    Responsibilities

    Work with research teams to develop gene targeting strategies;Work independently to perform the necessary techniques to generate gene targeted/transgenic mice, including the collection, microinjection, and reimplantation of fertilized eggs keep meticulous records and oversee the purchase and maintenance of necessary equipment and supplies; communicate with researchers on progress; troubleshoot technical difficulties; and implement and develop new techniques, particularly CRISPR/Cas9-mediated methods. In addition, the Staff Scientist will provide input into the long-term planning of the facility operation, and provide suggestions on how the facility can be run most efficiently. This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Shared Resources.

    Qualifications

    Applicants must possess a PhD degree in Molecular Biology or a related field, and have a minimum of 4 years of proven experience generating gene-targeted and/or transgenic mice.  The successful candidate will be skilled in techniques necessary to generate transgenic and/or gene-targeted mice, including the collection, microinjection/electroporation, and reimplantation of fertilized mouse eggs.  A proven ability to work independently to generate gene targeted/transgenic mice is required. Because the Transgenic Facility is shifting to CRISPR/Cas9-mediated techniques, and away from ES-cell technologies, experience with ES cell culture and blastocyst injection is not essential. However, experience working with RNA and with molecular biology techniques and CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene targeting is a plus. Excellent communication skills and careful attention to detail are also required.

    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.

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