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This research opportunity is with the McGuire Lab ( research.fhcrc.org/mcguire ) within the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division. The technician will work under the direction of Dr. McGuire and use discretion and judgment in performance of duties in support of efforts to evaluate the immune responses to subunit vaccines against viral pathogens in multiple small animal models. In particular, the candidate will clone viral sequences into vectors, and express and purify recombinant proteins and perform immunizations. They will also be responsible for assisting in analyzing the immune response to these antigens including serological and neutralization analyses, as well as antigen-specific B cell sorting using FACS. The candidate will interpret and report on experimental results and assist with data presentation for conferences and manuscripts. The candidate will also work independently and train new recruits in the lab.
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.