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The Stem Cell and Gene Therapy (SCGT) program is recruiting a Research Technician II with a focus on bench research. Duties may include processing and analysis of primary blood and tissue samples for flow cytometry, PCR, sterile cell culture work with cell lines and primary cells, ELISA assays.
The position involves additional responsibilities, such as culture/analysis of cells infected with HIV and related viruses. The candidate should be motivated to participate in sample processing and analysis from preclinical modeling experiments. This position affords the motivated technician an opportunity to develop/utilize both tissue culture and molecular biology skills. The candidate must also be comfortable working with potentially infectious material and biosafety level 2+ techniques.
A Bachelor'sdegree is required. A Masters degree is preferred, in biological science with at least two years of laboratory experience
Candidates with excellent organizational andcommunication skills (written and oral)plus an ability to workwell in a multidisciplinary team environment are encouraged to apply
To be successful in this position, thecandidate must be highly motivated,possess ahigh level of initiative and attention to details
They must also be capable of working independently on multiple projects in a team environment
Experience with cell culture, multicolor flow cytometry, and/or molecular biology techniques e.g. quantitative PCR is strongly desired
Previous experience with blood and tissues samples processing and ELISA is desired, but not required
Knowledge or experience maintaining and ordering materials is preferred in addition to excellent record keeping skills
The ideal candidate would be familiar with computer programs including Microsoft Office, FlowJo, Graphpad Prism, and/or similar products
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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.