Research Technician I-II

Job ID
23192
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 for 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.   

 

A laboratory in the Clinical Research Division is recruiting an experienced Research Technician to perform and assist with laboratory experiments focusing on radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies, both in leukemia mouse models and in vitro.  This position works with a group of investigators doing innovative and exciting translational research to improve the outcome in acute myeloid leukemia and other hematological malignancies. 

Responsibilities

  • Inject mice with antibodies, drugs, tumor and/or hematopoietic stem cells in the tail vein, flank, and/or in the peritoneal cavity.
  • Perform biodistribution experiments of radiolabeled antibodies in mice implanted with human tumors. These experiments would require drawing blood from the retro-orbital venous plexus, euthanizing mice, and excising tumors and normal organs.
  • Grow human and murine tumor cell lines in tissue culture.
  • Radiolabel antibodies with radioisotopes including Iodine-125, Iodine-131, Yttrium-90, Astatine-211 and others.
  • Perform in vitro evaluations of chemotherapeutic agents and/or irradiation with cell lines.
  • Perform basic mathematical and statistical analyses and standard lab computations, e.g., solution computations, cell dilutions, and antibody doses.
  • Operate a variety of imaging instruments (i.e. iQID, alpha-cameras, confocal microscopy) and analytical instruments (gamma counters, dose calibrators, cryostat machines, flow cytometers, luminometer, cell counters, and spectrophotometers).
  • Keep detailed records of experiments conducted; organize data; prepare data for analysis and presentation via software packages like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint Excel, and Prism.
  • Prepare specifications and quality control maintenance for equipment and supplies needed in support of research, including keeping inventory and order supplies.
  • Conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research.
  • Identify methodological problems in research protocol and implement modifications to optimize experimental results.
  • Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data.
  • Detection of DNA damage via flow cytometry and microscopy approaches.
  • Work well in collaborative teams and individually, communicate efficiently, and manage time well between various tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Perform other laboratory duties as assigned by supervisor, such as processing and/or shipping of clinical samples.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a biological field.
  • Research Technician I minimum qualifications - Must have scientific knowledge in the area of study and basic laboratory skills. Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience is a plus.
  • Research Technician II minimum qualifications - Intermediate level position requiring 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory with most techniques mentioned above. 
  • Basic tissue culture experience and knowledge of sterile technique are required. 
  • To be successful in this position, the technician must have good communication skills, be organized, motivated, and meticulous with respect to performance of assays, data collection and analysis.  
  • The technician must be comfortable handling mice to properly give disease and/or therapies and be willing to work with small amounts of radiation on a regular basis in a carefully controlled and monitored setting. 

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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