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 with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nations first and largest 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 Lab Aide performs routine work to support a fast-paced research lab with the Program in Immunology. This position is part-time, 10-15 hours per week. The incumbent works under the close supervision of the Lab Manager or other lab personnel. Responsibilities include:
Process and cryopreserve research specimens and maintain timely and accurate records
May assist with routine research tasks, including molecular and tissue culture work.
Maintain a clean and orderly laboratory area.
Rinse and prepare glassware for cleaning. Deliver glassware to storage areas.
Process biohazard waste.
Clean and maintain critical lab equipment.
Restock supplies and reagents.
Assist with freezer transfer and performing inventory of cryopreserved samples.
Perform routine screening of cell cultures for mycoplasma contamination.
May aliquot reagents as required.
Perform clerical duties as required.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Many opportunities to train and learn about the laboratory and research as you progress.
Completion of a high school degree.
Responsible with consistent attendance.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to follow directions, ask questions, and receive feedback
Some lab experience is preferred.
Current enrollment in an undergraduate degree with completion college-level coursework in biology.
Experience processing clinical research specimens is highly desirable.
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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.