Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutchs pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nations first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Womens Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.
The Core Center of Excellence in Hematology, Cell Procurement and Processing Core serves as a nation-wide resource for investigator-initiated research. The Core's work includes standardizing procurement and optimizing processing, cryopreservation, storage, and distribution of G-CSF mobilized and non-mobilized peripheral blood mononuclear cells, bone marrow, umbilical cord blood, stromal cells, and induced pluripotent stem cells.
The work of the laboratory includes enriching large numbers of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells or other investigator-specified cell types, and providing high-quality populations to facilitate basic research and pre-clinical translational studies as well as performing extensive phenotyping by multi-color FACS of research samples and enriched cells for correlative studies and characterization of processed cell fractions.
The incumbent works under the close supervision of the Lab Manager or other lab personnel. Job duties include:
Perform flow cytometry stains
Maintain various databases
Set up and calibrate laboratory apparatus and instruments; read and record instrument data; enter and tabulate data; keep laboratory records
Perform large scale cell selections
Wash and clean laboratory areas and equipment
Assist research scientists and research technicians in preparing laboratory equipment, apparatus and chemicals for experiments
Inventory chemicals, supplies and equipment. Order laboratory equipment and supplies as needed
Assist with library research and clerical work
Perform other duties as assigned
BA/BS in a scientific field required
Must have scientific knowledge in the area of study, superior aseptic technique and basic laboratory skills
Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience preferred
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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.