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This Lab Aide will help in support of studies to measure immune responses in subjects in cancer immunotherapy trials. They will be responsible performing basic laboratory duties, and entering data and information into reference databases. They will be responsible for assembling specimen collection kits, helping track, input and collect specimen pulls from the biorepository. Under supervision they will help perform standard and investigative laboratory work in support of scientific research by monitoring and operating analytical instruments, recovering, compiling and verifying the accuracy of data entered into the specimen database.
This position works under the direction of the Principal Investigator or higher-level laboratory personnel. Uses limited discretion and judgment in carrying out experiments. Part-time expectations are up to 19 hours/week and must be flexible and able to work evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.
Facilitate handling of incoming/outgoing shipments to/from the central lab
Helping organize and distribute materials required for the labeling, shipment and processing of clinical trial specimens
Order and track specimen collection materials, shipping supplies, and general laboratory supplies for CITN Central Lab (CIML). Support inventory replenishment for collection sites
Receive and reconcile shipments and shipment manifests from clinical sites; perform data cleaning of shipment manifests in BSI-II; Verify correct data entry into BSI-II
Quality assurance and verification of documentation
Enter data into reference databases, organize data and generate figures
Perform other related duties as required and instructed
HS degree is required, current enrollment in a BA/BS program is preferred
Must have basic scientific knowledge and basic laboratory skills
Computer, organizational, and record-keeping skills
Ability to perform meticulous manual tasks and to use good sterile technique
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Highly organized and have a knowledge of laboratory working environments
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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.