• Research Technician II/III Helicobacter pylori

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Laboratory Research Sciences
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    A laboratory in the Human Biology Division seeks technical support to work with an interactive group of scientists investigating 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 applicant should be well organized, reliable and motivated to participate in multiple levels of the lab activity.


    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 research technician will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator or higher-level laboratory personnel and will use discretion and judgment in carrying out experiments commensurate with the level of training and aptitude in support of the overall research aims of the laboratory.

    • Perform experiments at the bench level to support investigative work, including but not limited to microbial culture, tissue cell culture, PCR, molecular biology, RNA and DNA extractions, DNA sequencing and data analysis, mutant screening in a murine model of infections, and protein work
    • Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures or cell lines
    • 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


    • BA/BS in a scientific field required, MS preferred
    • Must have hands-on laboratory experience with cell culture and basic molecular biological techniques such as PCR and cloning (at least 2-5 years of experience)
    • Computer proficiency, including experience with spreadsheets and database software, especially in data analysis, is highly desirable
    • Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience is usually necessary
    • Prior experience with murine handling and/or microbiology is highly desirable
    • Well-organized with strong attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently and perform experiments with little supervision will be required after training

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