• Research Technician I, Human Microbiome

    Job ID
    Regular Part-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Laboratory Research Sciences
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    This position is in the J Lampe Lab, under the direction of Dr. Meredith Hullar. The lab conducts human microbiome studies using a variety of techniques. Current projects include detection and analysis of bacteria in colorectal tumors, the role of gut bacteria in obesity and cancer outcomes and anaerobic assay development.


    This is a part-time position with full benefits and an anticipated 32 hours of work per week.


    • Prepare samples (stool and colon tissue) for DNA extraction.
    • Prepare and label vials for sample processing and storage.
    • Prepare materials for DNA/RNA extractions, PCR and ddPCR assays according to specific instructions/protocol.
    • Make, weigh, and dilute solutions according to specific instructions.
    • Prepare media and materials for anaerobic experiments.
    • Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays.
    • Assist in cleaning, operating, and organizing the lab.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    • Data entry


    • A bachelor's degree in biology (or a related discipline) or equivalent in education and experience is required.
    • Prior experience in a research lab is preferred
    • Experience with microbiology, molecular biology and bioinformatics are preferred

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