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The Tapscott Lab seeks a Staff Scientist to manage the lab with an interactive group of scientists investigating lineage specification and cell differentiation. The lab focuses on gene transcription in a chromatin context in normal development and disease. Areas of research include gene expression in cell culture models of cell specification and differentiation that includes myogenesis, neurogenesis, and pluripotent stem cells to identify the molecular bases of totipotency, pluripotency, specification, and differentiation. Models derived from these developmental systems are applied to understand human diseases, including cancers and degenerative diseases.
The incumbent will work independently under the guidance of and in conjunction with the Principal Investigator in accomplishing the goals of the laboratory and use discretion and judgment in carrying out experiments. Job duties will include:
Supervise the daily operations of the research laboratory
Conduct research independently as well as contribute to research being done by other team members
Address and resolve technical or procedural problems and advise technicians on the interpretation of results
Develop and document new technologies and protocols into the laboratory
Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate Research and Laboratory Technicians
Monitor lab safety
Act as a liaison to other research and administrative departments
Establish laboratory standards and maintain records
Write reports and contribute to scientific publication as warranted by the research
Assist in the design and review of laboratory space, equipment procurement, and supply purchases
PhD in a biological science and at least 3 years of relevant experience
Excellent knowledge of fundamental molecular and cell biology
A broad understanding of the techniques performed in the laboratory that include standard molecular biology techniques such as cloning, sequencing, RNA and DNA preparations, RT-PCR, Western blots, and tissue culture, as well as experience training individuals in these techniques
PhD in a biological science and at least 5 years of relevant experience
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your CV and a cover letter describing your research accomplishments, as well as contact information for three references.
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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.