Research Technician I/II

Job ID
27206
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 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; the molecular bases of totipotency, pluripotency, specification, and differentiation; and the role of stem cell programs in immune evasion. 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.fredhutch.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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Research Technician I:

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

Research Technician II:

All qualifications of the Research Technician I, plus:

  • 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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience performing molecular biology techniques such as rtPCR or Western blot
  • Experience with molecular and genomic regulation
  • Scientific curiosity & a high level of self-motivation
  • Ability to take instruction and correction and to follow directions
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to work and think independently.
  • 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.

 

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.


RT I: The hourly pay range for this position is from $22.21 to $31.61 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  
RT II: The hourly pay range for this position is from $25.71 to $36.60 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 (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 Human Resources at hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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