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The Assistant Research Tech is responsible for supporting the small animal imaging needs of researchers and Comparative Medicine at Fred Hutch. The specialist will assist the researchers in the use of multiple imaging equipment (including Ultrasound, MRI, Optical imaging equipment), provide imaging services and extend support to small animal clinical services when needed. This position will be expected to operate specialized equipment and to perform specialized procedures as required to support animal manipulation segments of research protocols. Completion of these tasks will be expected to be conducted independently without direct supervision. A clear understanding of research protocols is required.
Work to provide excellent customer service and qualityimages and data for research staff.
Become proficient using multiple imaging modalities, including radiography, MRI, ultrasound and bio-luminescence.
Perform imaging studies including animal preparation, anesthesia, physiologic monitoring, placement, completion of imaging protocols, and compilation of data for investigators.
Become proficient in multiple clinical procedures including (but not limited to) anesthesia, injections, surgical procedures, specimen collections, treatment administration.
Coordinate and complete research clinical service requests.
Coordinate and complete maintenance on imaging equipment and software.
Follow safe animal and equipment handling guidelines and SOPs.
Develop SOPs, training aids, and guidelines for clinical services and use of imaging equipment.
Develop and facilitate training and education sessions for use and maintenance of imaging equipment.
Coordinate and support transportation of animals across facilities for imaging related research.
Establish and maintain positive, collaborative working relationships with faculty in order to provide high quality customer service.
Work closely with research staff to identify needs and develop service solutions.
Become cross-trained in order to serve as back-up for other CM services and organizational staff as needed.
Complete duties effectively and efficiently with little or no supervision.
Work on call, weekend, evening, or holiday shifts as needed or assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of experience and education.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to new systems and techniques.
Basic understanding of translational research using in vivo models.
Maintenance of a valid Washington State Drivers License and good driving record.
Experience in performing research using murine models
Experience in handling and using imaging modalities including MRI, ultrasound, optical imaging etc.
AALAS certification at the LAT level is recommended, and persons hired for this position should continue to pursue this certification as soon as possible once eligible until achieved.
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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.