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Our laboratory focuses on how gene regulation, chromatin structure, and nuclear organization are linked, with a special emphasis on changes that occur with differentiation. This is a part-time position where effort is negotiable depending on the candidates skills and needs. The person in this position will be the lead on a collaborative project to define all cis-acting regulatory sequences on a genome-wide basis.The focus of this work is the isolation of defined populations of hematopoietic cells at defined stages of development and differentiation with the goal of subjecting them to a variety of molecular analyses. Samples will be obtained from wildtype and mutant mice, at baseline, and while recovering from stress. The candidate will prepare samples for analysis by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). This work will require managing a mouse colony as well as isolating and analyzing mouse tissues.
The research technician will work under the direct supervision by the principal investigators and be working with outside collaborators. This individual will be the sole Fred Hutch person doing bench work on this project and will need to work semi-independently and be adept at balancing responsibilities. To be successful in this laboratory the technician will need to work fairly autonomously and take the lead on trouble-shooting. Excellent communication, documentation and organization skills are essential.
Bachelors degree in biology or related fields as well as two or five years of professional experience are required for the research technician II and III levels, respectively.
Hands on mouse handling experience.
The ability to master new techniques with limited supervision.
Basic media and reagent preparation.
The successful candidate must be highly motivated, reliable and take projects from conception to conclusion while working with intermittent supervision.
Good organizational, time-management and documentation skills.
Comfort, and being facile with flow cytometry, including optimizing antibody staining and data analysis.Having job experience with this would be a major benefit.
Comfort with basic mouse husbandry, genotyping and isolation of organs. Having job experience with this would be a major benefit.
Tissue culture experience.
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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.