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The Prostate Program in the Human Biology Division at Fred Hutch is seeking a Research Technician to perform standard and investigative laboratory work in support of scientific research by performing bench-level experiments, operating analytical instruments, recovering, compiling and verifying the accuracy of research data; performing calculations; preparing charts, graphs and summaries. This position works under the direction of the Principal Investigator or higher-level laboratory personnel and uses discretion and judgment in performance of duties.
The position requires attention to detail and good communication skills. The candidate should be able to work independently and as part of a team. This position provides a rich environment to learn about cell biology and the drug discovery process. Candidates will also have the opportunity to present their research during lab meetings and scientific conferences and to write, submit, and publish scientific papers.
Perform experiments at the bench level to support investigative work
Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures or cell lines
Perform and modify documented protocols and assays
Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays
Interpret and report on experimental results
Perform statistical analysis of test results and prepare written reports on work performed
Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment
Order and maintain appropriate levels of supplies
May supervise work-study students
Perform other duties as required
Identify methodological problems in research protocol and implement modifications to optimize experimental results
Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data
Assist in the design of experiments; may be responsible for the performance of individual research projects
Conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research
Assist in publication of results by proofreading, editing, and contributing ideas
May perform statistical analyses, write computer programs, or manage research data base
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry or related field in life sciences
At least two years experience working in a laboratory
Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work
Experience with standard molecular biological techniques (DNA and RNA extraction) and biochemical approaches (gel electrophoresis, immunoblotting, immunoprecipitation)
Attention to detail, time management skills and a collaborative disposition
Mouse handling experience
Mammalian cell culture experience
Please include a resume and a brief (1-2 paragraphs) cover letter summarizing your interests and experience.
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