• Research Technician II, Innate Immunity

    Job ID
    11627
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Company
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Location
    US-WA-Seattle
    Category
    Laboratory Research Sciences
  • 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 and largest 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.

    The Rongvaux Lab (https://research.fhcrc.org/rongvaux/en.html) in the Program in Immunology in the Clinical Research Division is looking for a highly-motivated individual to support fundamental research on the mechanisms of immune responses to infection and cancer. The successful candidate will utilize a variety of cutting-edge cellular and molecular techniques to study murine and human immunity.

    Responsibilities

    The technician will be closely involved in collaborative research projects using in vivo murine models. The incumbent should be capable of maintaining detailed laboratory records, analyzing data, and reporting experimental results.

    Additional responsibilities include:

    • Maintain a large murine colony; schedule and coordinate experiments with other lab members and with collaborators.
    • Purify and cryopreserve human hematopoietic cells.
    • Design and clone plasmids with current molecular biology techniques.
    • Produce lentiviruses and transduce human primary cells.
    • Have excellent communication and organizational skills.

    Qualifications

    Required:

    • A bachelor’s degree in biological science and bench research experience (beyond course work) are absolutely essential
    • The candidate should have at least 3 years' laboratory experience and must be a fast and willing learner
    • Prior experience working with murine models and molecular cloning required

    Preferred:

    • Experience with cell purification, flow cytometry and lentiviral transduction are highly desirable

    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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