• Research Technician II

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

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle. Its interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Its Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, which is home to more than 70 faculty members, was established to facilitate and enhance the Hutch's efforts in infectious disease prevention and vaccine development.


    The McElrath and Stamatatos laboratories, within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, collaborate on the design, preclinical and clinical evaluation of novel immunogens against pathogens causing HIV, EBV, TB, HPV and malaria. We employ cutting-edge immunological and immunogen-design approaches, combined with next generation gene sequencing and bioinformatic tools, to interrogate in the greatest detail possible the interaction of candidate vaccines with the human immune system and to develop immunization schemas to guide the development of protective immune responses.


    Our two laboratories are recruiting Research Technicians to participate in a join project aiming at the characterization of anti-HIV B cell responses elicited in adults and infants during infection and following immunization.


    The successful candidates will work under the overall direction of the Principal Investigators, within a research team with diverse expertise. They will employ Molecular and Immunology-based approaches, analyze experimental data and summarize the results. They are expected to balance diverse responsibilities in a timely manner. Additionally, the candidates will perform general laboratory duties.

    • Flow cytometry-based functional phenotypic assays and cell sorting
    • Primer design, mutagenesis, cloning and protein-expression
    • Sanger-, 10x- or Illumina-based gene sequencing
    • Immunochemical assays, such as ELISA, BLI, and Western Blotting
    • Cell culturing
    • Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, and cell lines
    • Perform and modify documented protocols and assays
    • Interpret and report on experimental results
    • Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays
    • Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment
    • Perform other duties as required


    • BA/BS or MS degree in a scientific field required, with preference in Immunology or similar areas of focus
    • 2 or more years of relevant professional research experience required
    • Expertise in Multi Color Flow Cytometry, Immunology and Molecular Biology are required
    • Motivation, adaptability and ability to be strong team players are essential
    • The candidates are expected to be self-motivated and to efficiently manage time and experiments
    • Salary will be commensurate with (appropriate) experience
    • A cover letter with your application is highly recommended

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    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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