Research Technician II

Job ID
24097
Type
Regular Full-Time
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
Laboratory Research Sciences

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. 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 value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.

 

The Program in Immunology within the Clinical Research Division is looking to hire a Research Technician who will independently as well as collaboratively help with the mouse husbandry,  as well as enrolling mice in mock studies using multiple mouse techniques.

Responsibilities

The candidate will perform numerous cellular and molecular techniques including, but not limited to, DNA extraction and PCR for genotyping and flow cytometry for phenotyping. The candidate should have extensive mouse handling experience, including: independent breeding, weaning, ear tagging, intraperitoneal and subcutaneous injections, oral gavages, retroorbital bleeding, IVIS imaging, ultrasound imaging, mouse necropsies, and T cell isolation from tumors.

 

An ideal candidate would be detail-oriented with experience in pre-clinical procedures, experiments and data collection, have a proven track record in handling conventional and genetically engineered animals, and be able to perform both in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment as well as independently, with a desire to build relationships and promote synergy. 

 

SKILLS 

  • Data collection and Documentation 
  • Independent murine handling experience
  • Perform Murine colony management 
  • IVIS imaging 
  • Ultrasound imaging
  • Routine drug administration via IV, RO, IP, SQ and well as oral gavage 
  • Blood collection via retro-orbital 
  • Sterile tissue collection 
  • Experimental preparation 
  • Molecular biology (DNA isolation, PCR, Gel electrophoresis)
  • 6-color flow cytometry experience 
  • Communication and planning with research personnel and principal researchers
  • Maintenance of experimental records

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor Degree in related scientific field 
  • Two year's experience as a Veterinary Technician or equivalent
  • Must have scientific knowledge in the area of study and basic laboratory skills. 
  • Knowledge of the IACUC oversight process, including methods to assure animal well-being through animal care and use protocols

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician or equivalent

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center 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, prior to their first day of employment:
Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR
Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).

 

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.

 

Research Technician II:  The hourly pay range for this position is from $24.96 to $35.53 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (22 days per year), paid sick leave (up to 30 calendar days per occurrence of a qualifying reason), paid holidays (up to 13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 12 months for professor track faculty, up to 6 months for other scientific staff). 

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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