• Research Technician II - Mammalian Cell Biology

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

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    The Hatch lab is part of the Basic Sciences Division and studies the structure and dynamics of the mammalian nuclear envelope. The lab uses advanced imaging techniques in cultured human cells to understand the molecular mechanisms that initiate nuclear envelope remodeling and how defects in nuclear envelope stability can promote massive changes in DNA organization and drive cancer progression.


    The position will be focused on performing molecular and cell biology experiments to advance and support the current research in the lab. A start date prior to April 2019 is strongly preferred.


    The technician will work closely with Dr. Hatch and another lab member to design, optimize, and execute experiments. These experiments will require extensive tissue culture work, microscopy, image analysis, and cloning of genes into vectors. Many of these experiments will require attention outside the standard workweek. The position is also partially responsible for general lab maintenance duties, including ordering supplies and maintaining lab stocks, that typically require a few hours of attention a week.


    A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in biology or a related discipline and experience in a research laboratory environment and reading primary scientific literature is required. An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience is acceptable. In addition, routine computer skills (PC/Mac) are necessary. Hands-on experience with tissue culture, microscopy and cloning is preferred, but not required.


    The ideal candidate must be comfortable communicating with people verbally and in writing in a professional capacity, have a superior work ethic, and be able to multitask and prioritize responsibilities.

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