Research Technician I or II

Location
Seattle, Washington State
Salary
Based on experience
Posted
October 01 2020
Ref
18002
Discipline
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Non-Profit
Job Type
Technician

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

 

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 Silberstein lab is seeking to recruit a Research Technician I-II.


The main goal of the laboratory is to combine basic stem cell biology and clinically relevant murine models in order to develop new therapeutic approaches to promote hematopoietic stem cell function in bone marrow failure and to enhance hematopoietic reconstitution after bone marrow transplantation. We are particularly interested in using microenvironment-derived molecules as drugs or therapeutic targets, and have identified several novel niche factors using proximity-based single cell analysis as a discovery strategy (for details, please see Silberstein et al, Cell Stem Cell 2016, Goncalves, Silberstein et al, Cell 2016).

 

Responsibilities

A successful candidate will work as a part of the highly collaborative team and focus on conducting animal experiments which involve stem cell transplantation, fluorescently-activated cell sorting/analysis and molecular studies of stem cells/progenitors. They will also share responsibility for murine colony maintenance.

 


The incumbent will be part of a Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Program at the Fred Hutch and interact closely with other laboratories within the Program (Kiem, Adair, Bernstein, Hadland, Doulakov) and those within Integrated Immunotherapy Research Center (Dudakov, Turtle).

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • This position requires a bachelor's degree in a biological science and some research experience or laboratory knowledge
    • Research Technician I minimum qualifications - 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 usually necessary.
    • Research Technician II minimum qualifications - Intermediate level position requiring 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory and BA/BS. Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is usually necessary.
  • Strong interest in stem cell research/bone marrow disorders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • To be successful in this position, the technician must be highly motivated, have a high level of initiative, work carefully, and keep detailed records. They must also be capable of working independently in a teamwork environment and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A short cover letter explaining why a candidate has chosen to apply to the position
     

Preferred:

  • Master's degree in a relevant scientific discipline (can substitute for 2 years of professional research experience)
  • Previous experience of working with murine models is not essential, but one of the chief responsibilities will involve handling the animals daily and performing standard
  • Some multi-parameter flow cytometry experience (undergraduate research or post graduation)
  • Candidates considering medical/graduate schools are encouraged to apply

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through 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 HR Operations at HRops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.