• Research Technician I, H. pylori

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Laboratory Research Sciences
  • 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. 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.
    This is a full-time position in the Salama Lab in the Human Biology Division. The Salama Lab investigates bacterial and host factors that allow the human ulcer causing bacteria, Helicobacter pylori, to establish infections, cause disease, and predispose individuals to developing gastric cancer.


    The technician is 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.


    The technician, working under the direction of the Principal Investigator or higher-level laboratory personnel and using limited discretion and judgment in carrying out experiments, will:

    • Perform experiments at the bench level to support investigative work including microbial culture, tissue cell culture, PCR, molecular biology, RNA and DNA extraction, DNA sequencing and data analysis, mouse husbandry and maintenance of transgenic mouse colony, mutant screening in a mouse model of infections, and protein work. 
    • Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures, tumor cell lines, and primary human and mouse organoid cultures.
    • Perform and modify documented protocols and assays. 
    • Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays. 
    • Interpret and report on experimental results. 
    • Perform statistical analysis of test results and prepare written reports on work performed. 
    • Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment. 
    • Order and maintain appropriate levels of supplies. 
    • May supervise work-study students. 
    • Perform other duties as required. 


    A recent graduate with a BA/BS in biology or a related field is required. Hands-on laboratory experience with cell cultures, and basic molecular biological techniques such as PCR and cloning is essential. Experience with murine models is desirableFamiliarity with spreadsheet software is necessary and experience with database software is highly desirable. The applicant should be well organized, reliable and motivated to participate in multiple levels of lab activity. Participation in lab meetings and presentation of data will be required. 

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