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The Hill Lab within the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program of the Clinical Research Division is looking for a highly motivated individual to support preclinical and translational research on the use of stem cell transplantation for the treatment of serious blood diseases. The successful candidate will be involved in a variety of cutting edge cellular and molecular techniques to study murine and human immune responses.
This is expected to be a long-term position and the successful applicant will help oversee the day to day running of the murine colony in liaison with senior graduate laboratory members. The candidate will also contribute to multiple projects studying stem cell transplantation, with the ultimate aim to generate testable therapeutic interventions that attenuate graft-versus-host disease and improve leukemia and pathogen-specific effects after transplantation. The technician will be closely involved in research projects using in vivo murine models of transplantation.
The successful applicant will ideally have a basic knowledge of immunology, colony management with previous experience in laboratory murine handling, genotyping, cell culture, and be capable of maintaining detailed laboratory records.
In conjunction with the senior Research Technicians, key duties will include:
Oversight and maintenance of a large murine colony; help to schedule and coordinate experiments with other lab members and with collaborators
Maintenance of laboratory reagents, stocks, media
Participate in monitoring of experimental animal well-being
Research Technician I - 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 A Bachelors degree with at least two years of professional lab experience in a related field with relevant techniques is required. A Masters degree in a related field can substitute for two years of professional lab experience.
Extensive hands-on murine husbandry experience
Demonstrated murine handling skills
Experience with murine models and murine colony maintenance, preferably including complex cre-flox systems
Demonstrated strong organization skill and attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to independently provide colony management with minimal supervision
Demonstrated ability to perform PCR genotyping
Experience with basic injections (e.g. IP, SC, gavage)
Basic understanding of animal welfare and ethics
Aseptic culture technique
Astatementdescribing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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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.