• Lab Aide (Work Study)

    Job ID
    Regular Part-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Laboratory Research Sciences
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    The Brent lab is seeking undergraduate or graduate student to help with two ongoing projects. The ideal candidate will be available for 19 hours per week and be eligible for state or federal work study. Schedule can vary depending on class or other work schedule.


    Ideal candidates would work independently and without much guidance from other lab members, should have successful experience making and manipulating DNA constructions, and in genetic manipulation of E. coli and/ or S. cerevisiae.


    • Carry out protocols such as PCR, yeast transformations, gel electrophoresis, etc.
    • Be able to locate and retrieve specimens in response to investigator requests.
    • Assist with lab and equipment maintenance.
    • Assist with research projects as directed.



    • Completion of a high school degree and work-study eligibility.
    • The ideal candidate would be pursuing a graduate degree in Microbiology or Cell & Molecular Biology or a related field.
    • Students with flexible schedules and a strong interest in microbiology/molecular biology.


    • Strong computer skills using programs such as R or Python.

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