• Research Technician I - Corey Lab

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

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    Overview: This is a part-time position (70% FTE) in the Corey lab to work with faculty member, Staff Scientist and laboratory staff. The lab works on Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and CD8 T cell responses.

    Working conditions: This position will be required to work from 3-8 p.m. M-F to complete the work.


    • Build ten x genomic libraries for research project
    • Process plasma samples for assays
    • Conduct other bench experiment to generate data. Techniques may include: in situ tetramer staining, DNA and RNA extraction, quantitative PCR and RT-PCR, FACS analysis, Western blot, tissue culture, viral infection and titration, transfection, gene expression and RNA interference, etc.;
    • Search public databases and literature for conceptional and methodological information;
    • Analyze data and organize professionally for laboratory meeting presentations
    • Ordering supplies, making reagents, maintenance of equipment, lab safety


    Education and training (for Research Technician I): The candidate should have a minimum of two years of general laboratory experience, or one year of laboratory experience with molecular biology, or a Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences with relevant laboratory experience in molecular biology that extends beyond coursework to work on a laboratory research project.


    Must have strong molecular biology skills.

    Self-motivated, detail-oriented and very organized.

    Ability to work as part of a team.


    Desired qualifications: Experience with general methods in molecular biology and microbiology, especially the manipulation of DNA, PCR, and DNA sequence analysis.  Experience with sterile technique is critical.  Manual dexterity for setting up assays (“good hands”).  Experience with computers, computer programs such as Word and Excel, and search techniques such as PubMed and BLAST.

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