• Research Technician I-II, Lung Cancer Genetics

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    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.


    The Berger lab is seeking a bright and motivated research technician I or II. The individual will perform experiments directed at understanding mechanisms of lung tumor development and identifying strategies for lung cancer therapy, as well as perform lab managerial duties such as inventory maintenance and training of new laboratory personnel. This is a fantastic opportunity for a scientist interested in making a difference in cancer medicine while developing and exercising skills in laboratory management.


    • Murine modeling work including animal handling, breeding, genotyping, and dissection
    • Preparation of reagents and media used in experiments
    • Tissue culture of primary and immortalized human and rodent cell lines
    • Molecular biology techniques such as protein extraction, immunoprecipitation, Western blotting
    • Microbiology techniques such as cloning, maxipreps, minipreps of bacterial cultures
    • Preparation of lentivirus for genetic studies
    • Maintaining organized and complete lab records and inventories
    • Order reagents and equipment and interact with vendors


    Candidate requirements:

    • Tech I: Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology or a related discipline is required, prior research lab experience preferred
    • Tech II: Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology or a related discipline and 2 years of full-time research lab experience is required
    • Experience with animal handling and husbandry preferred

    Desired qualities and skills:

    • highly motivated and intellectually curious
    • a solid background knowledge in cell biology and/or cancer biology
    • excellent written and verbal skills
    • ability to maintain organized laboratory notebook and computer files
    • exceptional attention to detail
    • experience with murine research models
    • experience with standard laboratory techniques, including cell culture, flow cytometry, Western blotting, and immunofluorescence/confocal microscopy

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    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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