• Research Technician I/II, Advanced Genomics

    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.

    A research technician position (full-time) is immediately available in the Bielas laboratory within Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Translational Research Program. The Bielas lab pursues a broad-based methodological approach to elucidate the fundamental and clinical implications of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA mutations in the pathogenesis of cancer and age-related disease.


    This position will work under the Principal Investigator and work with the laboratory personnel. The individual will use discretion and judgment in carrying out the following job duties. In addition to work aiding other in the laboratory, the individual will be responsible for conducting and completing an individual research project. Responsibilities include:

    • Identify methodological problems in research protocol and implement modifications to optimize experimental results.
    • Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data.
    • Assist in the design of experiments; may be responsible for the performance of individual research projects.
    • Conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research.
    • Assist in publication of results by proofreading, editing, and contributing ideas.
    • May perform statistical analyses, write computer programs, or manage research data base.
    • Additional tasks that may be assigned include: scheduling, purchasing supplies, quality improvement projects, and others as needed.


    • Research Technician I - Bachelor's degree in a related scientific discipline and prior research laboratory experience required
    • Research Technician II - Bachelor's degree in a related scientific discipline and a minimum of 2 years of professional research laboratory experience required

    We are looking for a dynamic, highly organized, and highly motivated individual who will be responsible for performing standard and investigative laboratory work in support of scientific research. A strong background in molecular and cellular biology including cloning, transfection/infection of cells, and PCR is essential. Experience in bioinformatics, tissue culture, QPCR, ddPCR, NGS, mutational assays, and FACs is highly desirable.

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