Lab Aide (Work Study)

Job ID
17454
Type
Temporary Full-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.


The Brent lab is seeking a one or more work study students from Bio-Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related fields, to help develop technology and content for procedural guidance in biomedical research, development, and production.


Ideal candidates will be available for up to 40 hours per week and be eligible for state or federal work study. In order to qualify for work-study position over this summer, candidates must not be taking summer courses for credit at their institutions. The position has the possibility of extending into the 2020-2021 academic year. The majority of work can be done remotely.

 

Off-Campus Work Study authorization is required for this position. All students must provide a Financial Aid Award Letter or an Authorization to work off-campus to verify their eligibility if selected for this position.

Responsibilities

  • Acquire, annotate, wrangle and curate image data for neural networks
  • Help train neural networks
  • Research and improve on existing workflow
  • Contribute to a larger project using Augmented Reality to provide procedural guidance for biomedical research and development, and applied work relevant to the pandemic response

Qualifications

Required qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled as undergraduate in a four-year university and eligible for a work-study program
  • Literate in Linux command line
  • Familiar with Python language and, ideally JSON file format
  • Flexible and able to work independently without supervision


Preferred qualifications:

  • Ideal candidates would be undergraduates pursuing a four-year degree in Bio-Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or possibly in related fields (eg. experimental physics or biology) with a strong Computer Science Component
  • Ideal candidates would have extensive (4+ years) programming experience, as evidenced by vettable code
  • Ideal candidates would have experience in object oriented programming and interest in machine learning

Off-Campus Work Study authorization is required for this position. All students must provide a Financial Aid Award Letter or an Authorization to work off-campus to verify their eligibility if selected for this position.

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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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