• Research Technician I-II, Cellular and Molecular Biology

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Laboratory Research Sciences
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    The Eisenman Lab (research.fhcrc.org/eisenman) in the Basic Sciences Division is looking for a Research Technician I-II that will be responsible for performing standard and investigative laboratory work in support of scientific research involving exploration of the genetic and molecular basis of cancer by performing bench-level experiments, operating analytical instruments, recovering, compiling and verifying the accuracy of research data.


    This position will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator or higher-level laboratory personnel, and uses limited discretion and judgment in carrying out experiments. This position will require the individual to manage and maintain the lab's consumables and equipment, perform experiments at the bench level to support investigative work, including working with and genotyping murine samples and maintaining and working with mammalian cells in tissue culture. The research technician may supervise work-study students and perform other duties as required.


    • Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures or cell lines.
    • Prepare general lab solutions and maintaining clean lab spaces. 
    • Maintaining lab equipment and partnering with the Engineering Dept. for repairs.
    • Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays. Assays may include some or all of the following: Western blotting, Tissue Culture (maintenance, transfection, viral transduction of mammalian cell lines), Cell/tissue fixing and staining (ICC, IHC), Microscopy, Molecular biology techniques (PCR), Immunoprecipitation, Luciferase, BCA, et. al. 
    • Order and maintain appropriate levels of supplies.


    BA/BS in biological sciences required and at least 6 months' experience working in a molecular biology research lab. Experience passaging mammalian cells and other tissue culture techniques, PCR and gel electrophoresis required. To qualify at the Tech II level, at least 2 years' related experience working in a research lab is typically required. Experience working with murine models a plus.

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