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At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.
This position is in the Koch laboratory, which uses in vivo and in vitro models to investigate the relationship between the immune system and the microbiota. The individual in this position will have a mix of taking on lab aide tasks, working closely with research staff with ongoing research projects, along with the potential to take on an individual research project with guidance from a mentor.
They will be responsible for keeping organized records of all their tasks and working independently following training. Major duties include:
Handling and working with Mus musculus
Conducting various assays such as Flow Cytometry, ELISA, Gel Electrophoresis, PCR, RNA extractions, Cytokine analysis, and much more
Labeling and preparing supplies for experiments
Preparing reagents and autoclaving media
Following safety/biohazard precautions and procedures
Making buffers, solutions, generally helping restock lab items
Off-Campus Work Study authorization is highly desirable for this position. All students must provide a Financial Aid Award Letter or an Authorization to work off-campus to verify their eligibility if selected for this position.
A high school degree
Enrolled in an undergraduate institution (preferably in the biological sciences (e.g. biology, immunology, chemistry, or biochemistry))
Previous or current coursework in biology and/or chemistry and past laboratory experience are preferred
Experience with molecular biology techniques is highly desirable but not a requirement
Demonstrated accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to learn new skills quickly is essential
Willingness to work with Mus musculus
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
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.