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A joint research technician position (full-time) is immediately available in two laboratories; the Laboratory for the Study of Metastatic Microenvironments in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centers Translational Research Program and the Beronja Lab in the Hutchs Human Biology Division. This is a unique opportunity to drive a technically rigorous, cutting-edge project aimed at advancing work to develop high-fidelity models of cancer immunotherapy.
We are looking for a dynamic, bright, meticulous, and highly motivated individual with strong interest in immunology, microsurgery, and pre-clinical work. You will be responsible for performing standard and investigative laboratory work to support our research programs. This will include working with murine models to conduct ultrasound-guided procedures, and conducting highly organized pre-clinical experiments with a number of experimental endpoints.
The successful candidate will work jointly under two Principal Investigators. The individual will use discretion and judgment in carrying out the following job duties:
Perform ultrasound-guided microsurgeries
Prepare and monitor animals during and after surgeries (including weekends), and over the course of in vivo imaging sessions
Become adept at a number of different tumor models, and conduct pre-clinical experiments to test therapeutics
Breed a number of transgenic strains, genotype offspring and take meticulous note of resulting genotypes/phenotypes
Generate expression plasmids and produce lentivirus
Conduct literature reviews, data analyses and presentation
Perform other duties as required
A bachelors degree in the biological sciences and at least one-year experience in basic laboratory skills is required.Specialization in immunology is a plus. Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is strongly desired. The ideal candidate will be meticulous, self-driven, enthusiastic, extremely well-organized, and excited to learn and conduct new surgical techniques.
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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.