• Research Technician I, Pediatric Leukemia Genetics

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Laboratory Research Sciences
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    A Clinical Research Division laboratory that studies the molecular genetics of leukemia is looking for a technician to aid in our research studies. The position will require:


    1. Extraction of DNA and RNA material.
    2. Mutation analyses.
    3. Quantitative RT/PCR analyses.
    4. Occasional processing and storage of peripheral blood and bone marrow specimens to be used for our studies.
    5. Cell cultures.
    6. Maintain supplies inventory.
    7. Analyzing and graphing experimental results with computer software such as MS Excel and GraphPad Prism.


    A bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences (or the equivalent combination of education and experience) is required.  Some research experience (in addition to coursework labs) is required. Undergraduate research experience is acceptable. Experience with mammalian cell culture and sterile technique is highly preferred. Some molecular biological experience and flow cytometry are desirable. Good organization and teamwork skills and the ability to work independently are essential to success in this position. 

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