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 with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation's first and largest 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.This position will be responsible for the processing and management of tissue samples and their concomitant databases for the lymphoma and myeloma programs within the STTR (Seattle Translational Tumor Research Program). Performs a variety of hematological, microbiologic, immunologic, chemical and other tests related to the preparation, storage, description, and tracking of clinical specimens. Involves operating analytical instruments; recovering, compiling and verifying the accuracy of clinical data; performing calculations; preparing charts, graphs and summaries.Working under the direction of the lymphoma and myeloma deputy directors of the STTR, the incumbent will: Identify patients undergoing tumor or marrow biopsies, leukaphereses, or blood draw procedures.Obtain informed consent for specimen collection.Transport specimens.Process the tissues (e.g. Ficoll-Hipaque, DNA and/or RNA extraction, cell separation, etc.).Prepare specimens for long term storage by methods such as cyropreservation, fixed slides.Log in, record, process, and track clinical specimens. Enter demographic data in a tumor database.Assure that lymphoma and myeloma specimens and data are consistent with STTR standards and programs.Insure that regulatory requirements are met prior to specimen release to individual investigators1. Perform standardized clinical/diagnostic tests at bench level.Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures, or cell lines.Perform documented protocols and assays.Maintain laboratory records, compute data and enter onto computer database.Operate and carry out basic maintenance of lab equipment; order and maintain necessary lab supplies.May supervise work-study students.Perform other duties as required.Basic laboratory skills and scientific knowledge in the area of study. BA/BS in a related scientific field. Prior experience in a clinical laboratory preferred. Experience with database management preferred. Must be willing to follow a flexible work schedule to account for specimens that may arrive late in the day.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before ...that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.