Research Technician I, Greenberg Lab

Job ID
21530
Type
Regular Full-Time
Company
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
Laboratory Research Sciences

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

The Program of Immunology and Clinical Research Division is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Research Technician I to work in the pre-clinical research laboratory of Dr. Greenberg.

Responsibilities

  • Molecular techniques including DNA extraction and manipulation, cloning and bacteria cultures, PCR
  • Isolate lymphocytes from blood to generate human T cell lines and clones
  • Isolate lymphocytes from mouse spleens and engineer mouse T cells
  • Maintain good cell culture practices and sterile technique
  • Potential to expand into sophisticated protocols including multiparameter flow cytometry, histological imaging, CRISPR engineering and single cell RNA sequencing
  • Basic mouse husbandry: breeding, weaning, genotyping
  • Maintain meticulous records, organization
  • Clearly communicate experimental progress and results
  • General lab maintenance and organization
  • Sample management 

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in a biological science or related field required; preference for completed basic immunology course work
  • Prior bench research experience through undergraduate or post-graduate endeavors preferable. Particular emphasis on tissue culture, flow cytometry, and molecular techniques (PCR, DNA sequencing, molecular cloning, viral vector construction, western blotting)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • Fluency with mathematics including scientific units and Microsoft Office software
  • Motivation, enthusiasm, demonstrated reliability, self-sufficiency, professionalism, and ability to work closely with a large and diverse team
  • Individuals with an interest in a long-term career in biomedical research and/or medicine are especially encouraged to apply

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

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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