• Research Technician II-III, Genomics of Mouse Gene Regulation

    Job ID
    14888
    Type
    Regular Part-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.

     

    Our laboratory focuses on how gene regulation, chromatin structure, and nuclear organization are linked, with a special emphasis on changes that occur with differentiation.  This is a part-time position where effort is negotiable depending on the candidates’ skills and needs. The person in this position will be the lead on a collaborative project to define all cis-acting regulatory sequences on a genome-wide basis. The focus of this work is the isolation of defined populations of hematopoietic cells at defined stages of development and differentiation with the goal of subjecting them to a variety of molecular analyses. Samples will be obtained from wildtype and mutant mice, at baseline, and while recovering from stress.  The candidate will prepare samples for analysis by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).  This work will require managing a mouse colony as well as isolating and analyzing mouse tissues.

    Responsibilities

    The research technician will work under the direct supervision by the principal investigators and be working with outside collaborators. This individual will be the sole Fred Hutch person doing bench work on this project and will need to work semi-independently and be adept at balancing responsibilities. To be successful in this laboratory the technician will need to work fairly autonomously and take the lead on trouble-shooting.  Excellent communication, documentation and organization skills are essential.

    Qualifications

    Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related fields as well as two or five years of professional experience are required for the research technician II and III levels, respectively.
    • Hands on mouse handling experience.
    • The ability to master new techniques with limited supervision.
    • Basic media and reagent preparation.
    • The successful candidate must be highly motivated, reliable and take projects from conception to conclusion while working with intermittent supervision. 
    • Good organizational, time-management and documentation skills.

    Preferred:

    • Comfort, and being facile with flow cytometry, including optimizing antibody staining and data analysis. Having job experience with this would be a major benefit.

    • Comfort with basic mouse husbandry, genotyping and isolation of organs. Having job experience with this would be a major benefit.

    • Tissue culture experience.

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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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