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Research Technician I-II, Beronja Lab

Employer
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
Location
Seattle, Washington State
Salary
N/A
Closing date
May 18, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Cell Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Non-Profit
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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 only 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 to 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.   

Research Technician I or II position (full-time) is immediately available in the Beronja Lab in the Human Biology Division at Fred Hutch. We are looking for a motivated, bright, and meticulous individual to contribute to a research program centered on identifying cellular and molecular mechanisms of stem cell regulation and tumorigenesis.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in stem cell biology, immunology, mouse modeling and application of cutting edge technologies. The technician will be responsible for performing standard and investigative laboratory work, including, following detailed, time-sensitive and challenging protocols to generate mouse models and cell/tissue transplant experiments, conducting flow-based immunologic phenotyping experiments, conducting and quantifying tumor measurements by a variety of in vivo and ex vivo imaging approaches, and by conducting and quantifying tissue-based immunofluorescence.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will work alongside the Principal Investigator and with other lab personnel to:

  • Generate expression plasmids and produce lentivirus
  • Perform experiments that include basic molecular and biochemical bench-work, cell culture of mouse and human cells
  • Perform ultrasound-guided microsurgeries on mice
  • Conduct immunostaining of tissues, confocal imaging of tissue sections and intravital imaging of intact skin
  • Perform flow-based immune cell phenotyping experiments
  • Conduct literature reviews, data analyses and presentation
  • Keep detailed and meticulous records.
  • Perform other duties as required

As you become familiar with every aspect of the lab activities, you will take on a role in training and supervision of new lab members.

Qualifications

  • A B.Sc. in biology or a related field is required.
  • Strong organizational skills and work ethic, eagerness to learn, and a passion for science are essential.
  • Candidates with at least one-year (RT I) or more (RT II) of independent research experience in a laboratory setting in cell biology, immunology, or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

 

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.

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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