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The Riddell Laboratory is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated technician to join a team of scientists working in a multi-disciplinary environment on the forefront of immunotherapy research.
The successful candidate will utilize a variety of cutting-edge cellular and molecular techniques to analyze T cell immunity and support the preclinical development of novel T cell immunotherapies and their translation into clinical trials. This position will be under the direction of higher-level laboratory personnel to provide support to their research, with an opportunity to advance independent research projects. The technician will be responsible for performing bench-level experiments, operating analytical instruments, and compiling and verifying the accuracy of experimental data. The technician will also maintain detailed laboratory records, analyze data, and report on experimental results.
The position requires a high level of organization, a keen eye for detail, persistence, and accurate and thorough record keeping. We seek a candidate who is consistent in executing lab protocols and can swiftly adapt and troubleshoot new ones when necessary. This position will be extended to a candidate who is creative, passionate, patient, and critical, with a strong sense of independence, initiative, and drive to propel work forward. We seek a committed candidate who is an effective communicator of science; who is confident, and proactive, with excellent interpersonal skills, discipline, readiness to learn and contribute, and eagerness to take on new challenges.
Performing bench experiments and maintaining laboratory records to support the work of higher-level laboratory scientists. Such work entails the isolation, culture, and transduction of T cells as well as their functional characterization. The in vivo aspect of this work will require animal handling, injections, and tissue harvesting.
Executing and fine-tuning established research protocols, performing statistical analyses, interpreting experimental results, and reporting on the performed work as necessary.
Maintaining laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures, cell lines, and other supplies.
Managing a research database and maintaining detailed computer-based records.
Conducting literature reviews to assist in the experimental design, including the identification of methods that are suitable for answering specific experimental problems.
Assisting in the preparation of scientific manuscripts by contributing ideas, proofreading, and copy editing.
Bachelors degree in biology
2 years of related post-college experience working in a laboratory
In vivo mouse model work experience
Mammalian cell culture experience
The candidate must be detail oriented and a fast and willing learner
Experience in molecular genetics, viral vector production, multi-color flow cytometry, FACS, and T cell functional assays is highly desirable. The ideal candidate is interested in 2+ years in the Riddell Lab.
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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.