• Research Technician I-II

    Job ID
    14082
    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 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 Goo Lab within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division is seeking an outstanding Research Technician I/II to perform lab management duties as well as experiments to characterize the role of antibodies in flavivirus immunity and pathogenesis. By using multi-disciplinary tools (virology, immunology, epidemiology, molecular biology, genomics, gene editing, and biochemistry), our ultimate goal is to inform vaccine design and discover drug targets. 

    Responsibilities

    • Culture, maintenance and transfection of mammalian cell lines and/or primary cells
    • Virus production, purification, and titering
    • Viral infection and inhibition assays and measurements using flow cytometry and qPCR
    • Cloning, PCR and other molecular biology protocols
    • Protein expression, purification, and analysis
    • Nucleic acid extraction and NGS library preparation
    • Data analysis, careful documentation, oral and written communication of experimental results
    • Ordering, maintaining, and generating inventory of lab reagents and equipment
    • Assist in preparing and maintaining SOPs and biosafety documents
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    • BS or MS with 2+ years of rigorous laboratory experience (experiment design, execution, optimization, troubleshooting, data analysis)
    • Extensive experience in mammalian cell culture and molecular biology techniques such as PCR, cloning, and nucleic acid extraction
    • Willingness to work with clinical specimens and biohazardous/infectious agents (BSL2/BSL2+)
    • Exceptional organizational and communication skills
    • Highly detail oriented and self-motivated
    • Ability to show initiative, learn quickly, and work independently and responsibly in a collaborative environment

    Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the following areas:

    • Lab management (ordering, inventory, equipment maintenance, etc.)
    • CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing
    • Virology
    • NGS library preparation and analysis
    • Flow cytometry
    • Handling of BSL2 pathogens
    • Basic knowledge of programming language (Python, R, etc.)

    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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