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The Preclinical Services Research Technician provides support for the Patient Derived Xenograft (PDX) program as well as other preclinical cancer model services provided by the Department of Comparative Medicine (CM) at Fred Hutch. In support of the PDX Program and other preclinical services this position will perform a variety of technical procedures related to studies, keep appropriate records, maintain databases, manage breeding, and stay within the specifications of IACUC approved protocols. This position will be expected to operate specialized equipment and to perform specialized procedures as required. Completion of these tasks will be expected to be conducted independently. A clear understanding of research protocols is required for the work. This position will report to the PDX Program Lead.
The Preclinical Services Research Technician is classified as essential personnel and, as such, is required to work with minimal amount of absences and during all Center closures except in the event of a major disaster when access to animal housing and use facilities is prohibited by governmental emergency personnel.