Research Technician II/III Helicobacter pylori

Job ID
24391
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 Salama lab in the Human Biology Division seeks a Research Technician with 2-5 years of experience including lab management and mouse handling, to work with an interactive group of scientists investigating bacterial and host factors that allow the human ulcer causing bacteria, Helicobacter pylori, to establish infections, cause disease, and predispose individuals to developing gastric cancer. The applicant should be well organized, reliable, and motivated to participate in multiple levels of the lab activity.

Responsibilities

 

The Research Technician II/III is 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; preparing charts, graphs and summaries. The research technician, working under the direction of the Principal Investigator or higher-level laboratory personnel, will use discretion and judgment in carrying out experiments commensurate with the level of training and aptitude in support of the overall research aims of the laboratory.

 

The individual in this position must be willing to handle mice. 

  • Perform experiments at the bench level to support investigative work, including but not limited to microbial culture, tissue cell culture, PCR, molecular biology, RNA and DNA extractions, DNA sequencing and data analysis, mutant screening in a murine model of infections, and protein work.
  • Weaning, tagging, and cataloging mouse pups
  • Humane euthanasia of mice
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

 

Research Technician II

  • At least two years of related post-college experience working in a laboratory (outside of laboratory course work).
  • Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Biology, and or related field required
  • Prior experience working with mice or wiling to be trained in performance of mouse specific procedures
  • Must have scientific knowledge in the area of study and basic laboratory skills as mentioned above
  • Computer proficiency, including experience with spreadsheets and database software, especially in data analysis, is highly desirable. 
  • In vivo murine model work experience
  • Primary cell/organoid culture
  • Well-organized with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and perform experiments with little supervision will be required after training.
  • Experience working with animals is desirable but not a requirement.
  • Manual dexterity and the ability to lift and carry mouse cages and 2-liter bottles of water is necessary for this position.

Research Technician III

  • All requirements listed for Research Technician II
  • At least three to five years of laboratory experience
  • Master's degree in related field preferred

A cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications regarding this role is required.

 

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.


The annual base salary range for the II position is from $51,901 to $73,919 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.   

The annual base salary range for the III position is from $65,484 to $96,349 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  

This position may be eligible for relocation assistance.  

 

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 (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).  

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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