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The Program in Immunology in the Clinical Research Division is looking for a highly motivated individual to support the development of immunotherapy for cancer. This individual will have the opportunity to work with a variety of cutting-edge cellular and molecular research techniques.This person will be responsible for maintaining meticulous records and organizing and reporting on experimental results.
Duties will include:
Plan and perform in vitro immunology cellular and molecular assays reliably according to laboratory protocols
Process and cryopreserve human samples including blood and bone marrow
Assist in ordering, lab maintenance and quality control and improvement activities
Learn new techniques as required
Assist post-doctoral scientists as required
Analyze, organize and present data
Identify methodological problems in research protocols and implement modifications to optimize experimental results
Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data
Assist in the design and implementation of experiments; may be responsible for the performance of individual research project.
Conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research
Assist in publication of results by proofreading, editing, and contributing ideas
May perform statistical analyses, manage research data bases
Please note that part of the job responsibilities include collecting and/or processing samples from patients enrolled on clinical trials, which may require working outside of typical work hours and infrequently on weekends.
This position requires a bachelors degree in a biological science and some research experience or laboratory knowledge:
Research Technician I minimum qualifications- BA/BS in a scientific field required. Must have scientific knowledge in the area of study and basic laboratory skills. Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience is usually necessary.
Research Technician II minimum qualifications -Intermediate level position requiring 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory and BA/BS. Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is usually necessary.
Laboratory experience with cell cultures and/or molecular biological techniques is required
Self-motivated candidates with excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication skills, and those who work well in a multidisciplinary team environment are encouraged to apply
To be successful in this position, the technician must be highly motivated, have a high level of initiative, work carefully, and keep detailed records. They must also be capable of working independently in a teamwork environment and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
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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.