• Lab Technician II

    Job ID
    11846
    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 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.

     

    A laboratory technician position is available in one of the Clinical Research Division’s labs that focuses on solid tumor biology. The main interests of the lab are the study of the lung tumor microenvironment and the ways in which immune system dysfunction actually contributes to lung cancer growth. Additionally, the lab studies pulmonary disorders, such as emphysema, that increase the incidence of lung cancer. The available position will involve laboratory experimentation and maintenance of an animal colony. The ideal applicant will have experience in both areas. Specifically, the ability to handle murine species is required. The applicant will work directly under the lab manager.

    Responsibilities

    • Perform experimentation under the supervision of the lab manager.
    • Management of an animal colony including maintenance of a detailed spreadsheet of the colony.
    • Operate machinery designed for exposure experiments in murine species that allows for study of carcinogenesis.
    • Experimentation to include DNA isolation and PCR.
    • Wash and clean laboratory areas and equipment.
    • Dissect and prepare biological tissues.
    • Inflammatory cell preparations from biologic specimens.
    • Immunohistochemistry on biologic specimens.
    • Cell culture.
    • Perform minor maintenance of lab equipment and machinery.
    • Lab stocking and supply management.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    One year of college coursewark emphasizing laboratory science or equivalent or one year experience as a Laboratory Tech I or equivalent. College level chemistry courses preferred.

    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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