• Research Technician II, Transplant Biology

    Job ID
    13791
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Company
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Location
    US-WA-Seattle
    Category
    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 and largest 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 Hill Lab within the Transplantation Program of the Clinical Research Division is looking for a highly motivated individual to support preclinical and translational research on the use of stem cell transplantation for the treatment of serious blood diseases. The successful candidate will be involved in a variety of cutting edge cellular and molecular techniques to study murine and human immune responses.

    Responsibilities

    The successful applicant will assist in the day to day running of the laboratory in liaison with senior laboratory members. The candidate will also contribute to multiple projects studying stem cell transplantation, with the ultimate aim to generate testable therapeutic interventions that attenuate graft-versus-host disease and improve graft versus leukemia effects after transplantation. The technician will be closely involved in research projects using both in vivo murine models of transplantation and handling/preparation of clinical samples for analysis.

     

    Key duties include:

    • Oversight of flow cytometry sorting, once set up by flow core and laboratory staff.
    • Helping in the maintenance of a large murine colony; schedule and coordinate experiments with other lab members and with collaborators.
    • Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, media and maintenance of appropriate levels of laboratory supplies.
    • Preparation and administration of stem cell transplants and therapeutics in mice, close monitoring of animal well-being.

    Qualifications

    A Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with at least two years of professional lab experience in a related field with relevant techniques is required. A Master’s degree in a related field can substitute for two years of professional lab experience. Experience with murine models is also required and flow cytometry experience is preferred.

     

    The successful applicant should have an excellent knowledge of immunology, previous research experience including murine handling, genotyping, cell culture, basic flow cytometry and be capable of maintaining detailed laboratory records. Ability to analyze and report primary data would be highly advantageous.

     

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    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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