• Research Technician I-III, Immune-Microbiome Interactions

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Laboratory Research Sciences
  • Overview

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    The Koch Lab studies how maternal-derived factors regulate neonatal immunity and promote health. The individual hired for this position is responsible for running supervised experiments in our immunology laboratory, in support of projects being coordinated and run by senior staff. Specific activities include murine handling and colony management, bacterial isolation and culture, DNA extraction, PCR and sequencing, flow cytometry, ELISA, tissue culture and overall lab management. Training specific to all tasks is provided. The work to be performed requires a Bachelor’s degree in molecular/cellular biology or a related biosciences area.


    The Research Technician works under the direction of the Principal Investigator and higher-level laboratory personnel, and uses limited discretion and judgment in carrying out experiments according to academic and laboratory experience and skills.

    • Maintain and perform procedures with murine colony
    • Perform experiments with microbiota including data analysis
    • Perform experiments at the bench level to support investigative work
    • Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures or cell lines
    • Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays
    • Analyze, interpret and report on experimental results
    • Operate and carry out maintenance of laboratory equipment
    • Order and maintain appropriate levels of supplies
    • Coordinate with other personnel (e.g. facilities) when necessary
    • Help train new lab hires
    • May supervise work-study students
    • Perform other duties as required


    Minimum qualifications

    • Tech I level: BA/BS in cellular/molecular biology, preferably in immunology, required. Must have scientific knowledge of biology and basic laboratory skills. Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience is preferable, but will work with the right individual if other research experience is lacking.
    • Tech II level: All qualifications of Tech I level with at least two years of professional experience in a related field with relevant techniques. A Master’s degree in a related field can substitute for two years of professional lab experience.
    • Tech III level: All qualifications of Tech I level with at least five years of professional experience in a related field with relevant techniques. A Master’s degree in a related field can substitute for two years of professional lab experience. A successful candidate should have demonstrated ability to independently manage research projects with minimal supervision.

    Please submit your CV, cover letter and provide at least two references that can speak to your research abilities.

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