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The Research Technician II will work in a molecular genotyping laboratory that performs state of the art genotyping for disease association studies. The laboratory collaborates with local and international labs to carry out anthropological, clinical, and basic disease studies that are aimed at a better understanding and development of dataand toolsfor diagnosis and treatment of a variety of human diseases.
A bachelor's degree in a biological science with an understanding of the fundamentals of molecular biology is required.
To qualify for the Research Technician II level, two or more years of post-bachelor's experience in a molecular biology and/or sequencing laboratory, are required.
Experience with PCR including primer design and next generation sequencing is strongly preferred, as is experience with DNA preparation from human cell lines and bacterial cultures.
Experience in molecular cloning-construction and screening of recombinant libraries is highly desirable.
Familiarity with Windows, Mac OS, and associated sequence analysis and data presentation software is important.
Organizational skills and good laboratory techniques, including attention to detail and reliable record keeping, are essential.
To be successful in this position, you must have the ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, working together in executing tasks that engage multiple complementary activities in parallel. In addition to benchwork, these activities include data analysis and effective interaction with the laboratorys software and data analysis group. The ability and willingness to take initiative in problem solving and suggestions for workflow improvements will be a key to advancement and associated benefits.
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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.