• Research Technician I - Molecular Biomarkers

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

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    The focus of research conducted in Dr. William Grady’s laboratory in the Clinical Research Division of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Research is the study of the molecular and cell biology of gastrointestinal cancer as well as the role of genetic and epigenetic alterations in cancer. Under general supervision of the PI and the Principal Staff Scientist in the lab, the Research Technician will perform varied support functions requiring knowledge and skills specific to the research study.


    • Collection and processing of human and murine tissue samples
    • DNA, RNA extraction from fresh frozen or formalin fixed paraffin-embedded human tissue samples
    • Proficient with real-time PCR technology
    • Protein extraction, cell fractionation, western blot, and immunoprecipitation
    • Responsible for the organization of specimen inventory in short-term and long-term storage
    • In vitro cell culture experiments
    • Maintain a database used for organizing the current inventory and tracking the location of specific information/specimens
    • Collect and analyze data
    • Monitor adherence to study protocol
    • Inform PI of deviations from study protocol
    • Attend project meetings
    • Keep detailed records for experiments
    • Maintain a high level of accuracy for all work


    To be successful in this position, the technician must be highly self-motivated and trustworthy. They should be willing to take up new skills and responsibilities, follow instructions, and capable of working independently in a teamwork environment.

    • A bachelor’s degree major in one of the biological sciences
    • Strong background in molecular biology and cell biology
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Competency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and Adobe Photoshop
    • Prior knowledge and skills in epi/genetic studies are preferred

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