Research Technician I-II, Gene Transcription and Cell Differentiation

Job ID
22020
Type
Regular Full-Time
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 Tapscott Lab is composed of an interactive group of scientists investigating lineage specification and cell differentiation. The lab focuses on gene transcription in a chromatin context in normal development and disease. Areas of current interest include the regulation of early stem cell programs in development and cancers, including transcriptional and translational reprogramming, to identify the molecular bases of totipotency, pluripotency, specification, and differentiation. Findings from model developmental systems are applied to understand human diseases, including cancers and degenerative diseases.

 

Additional information about research in the Tapscott Lab can be found at:  https://research.fhcrc.org/tapscott/en.html

Responsibilities

Research Technician I-II will be responsible for performing standard and investigative laboratory work in support of scientific research by performing bench-level experiments, operating analytical instruments, recovering, compiling and verifying the accuracy of research data, performing calculations, and preparing charts, graphs and summaries. The lab uses standard molecular biology techniques and tissue culture.

 

Job Duties:

  • Perform experiments at the bench level to support investigative work
  • Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures or cell lines
  • Perform and modify documented protocols and assays
  • Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays
  • Interpret and report on experimental results
  • Perform statistical analysis of test results and prepare written reports on work performed
  • Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Order and maintain appropriate levels of supplies
  • May supervise work-study students
  • Participate in lab meetings and journal clubs
  • Perform other duties as required

Qualifications

Research Technician I: 

  • BA/BS in a scientific field required
  • Must have scientific knowledge in the area of study and basic laboratory skills
  • Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience is required

Research Technician II:

  • Intermediate level position requiring 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory and BA/BS
  • A Master's degree can substitute for 2 years of post-graduation lab experience

A successful candidate will have scientific curiosity, a high level of self-motivation, the ability to take instruction and correction and to follow directions, good organizational skills and the ability to work and think independently. The candidate must have a track record of reliability and good verbal and written communication skills. This is an ideal position for a recent graduate who wants to gain an intense research experience before pursuing graduate school or for an individual looking for a long-term career as a research technician.

 

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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