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The Microbiome Research Technician is a full time position in the Kublin Lab in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division. The Kublin Lab studies the role of the microbiome in vaccine responses, with an emphasis on how specific microbes and their metabolites modulate host innate and adaptive immune responses. Our work includes developing discrete microbial consortia to manipulate vaccine responses in gnotobiotic murine models, as well as investigating microbiome and immunogenicity data from HIV, malaria, and TB clinical trials. This position is ideally suited for someone who has some molecular biology, microbiology, and/or murine experience and is interested in obtaining hands on research experience prior to attending graduate school. Depending on experience, technicians will also have an opportunity to carry out their own research projects under the supervision of senior researchers in the lab, and will earn authorship on any scientific papers to which they contribute.
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.