Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutchs pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nations first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Womens Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.
The McElrath and Stamatatos laboratories, within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, collaborate on the design, preclinical and clinical evaluation of novel immunogens against pathogens causing HIV, EBV, TB, HPV and malaria. We employ cutting-edge immunological and immunogen-design approaches, combined with next generation gene sequencing and bioinformatic tools, to interrogate in the greatest detail possible the interaction of candidate vaccines with the human immune system and to develop immunization schemas to guide the development of protective immune responses.
Our two laboratories are recruiting Research Technicians to participate in a join project aiming at the characterization of anti-HIV B cell responses elicited in adults and infants during infection and following immunization.
The successful candidates will work under the overall direction of the Principal Investigators, within a research team with diverse expertise. They will employ Molecular and Immunology-based approaches, analyze experimental data and summarize the results. They are expected to balance diverse responsibilities in a timely manner. Additionally, the candidates will perform general laboratory duties.
Flow cytometry-based functional phenotypic assays and cell sorting
Primer design, mutagenesis, cloning and protein-expression
Sanger-, 10x- or Illumina-based gene sequencing
Immunochemical assays, such as ELISA, BLI, and Western Blotting
Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, and cell lines
Perform and modify documented protocols and assays
Interpret and report on experimental results
Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays
Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment
Perform other duties as required
BA/BS or MS degree in a scientific field required, with preference in Immunology or similar areas of focus
2 or more years of relevant professional research experience required
Expertise in Multi Color Flow Cytometry, Immunology and Molecular Biology are required
Motivation, adaptability and ability to be strong team players are essential
The candidates are expected to be self-motivated and to efficiently manage time and experiments
Salary will be commensurate with (appropriate) experience
A cover letter with your application is highly recommended
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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.