• Research Technician II

    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. 
    The Geraghty Lab seeks an exceptionally skilled, experienced molecular and or sequencing technician to join their team. A summary of Dr. Geraghty's research can be found here: https://www.fredhutch.org/en/faculty-lab-directory/geraghty-daniel.html


    The Research Technician II will work in a molecular genotyping laboratory that performs state of the art genotyping for disease association studies.  The laboratory collaborates with local and international labs to carry out anthropological, clinical, and basic disease studies that are aimed at a better understanding and development of data and tools for diagnosis and treatment of a variety of human diseases. 


    • A bachelor's degree in a biological science with an understanding of the fundamentals of molecular biology is required.
    • To qualify for the Research Technician II level, two or more years of post-bachelor's experience in a molecular biology and/or sequencing laboratory, are required. 
    • Experience with PCR including primer design and next generation sequencing is strongly preferred, as is experience with DNA preparation from human cell lines and bacterial cultures. 
    • Experience in molecular cloning-construction and screening of recombinant libraries is highly desirable. 
    • Familiarity with Windows, Mac OS, and associated sequence analysis and data presentation software is important. 
    • Organizational skills and good laboratory techniques, including attention to detail and reliable record keeping, are essential. 


    To be successful in this position, you must have the ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, working together in executing tasks that engage multiple complementary activities in parallel. In addition to benchwork, these activities include data analysis and effective interaction with the laboratory’s software and data analysis group. The ability and willingness to take initiative in problem solving and suggestions for workflow improvements will be a key to advancement and associated benefits.  

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    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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