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TheResearch TechnicianIIis responsible for performing standard and investigative laboratory work in support of scientific research by performing bench-level experiments, operating analytical instruments, recovering,compilingand verifying the accuracy of research data; performing calculations; preparing charts, graphs and summaries.
Perform experiments at the bench level to support investigative work. Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks,culturesor cell lines. Perform and modify documented protocols and assays. Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays.
Interpret and report on experimental results. Perform statistical analysis of test results and prepare written reports on work performed
Identify methodological problems in research protocol 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 of experiments; may be responsible for the performance of individual research projects
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, write computer programs, or manage research data base
The Research Technician IIIPerforms the duties of the Research Technician II plus:
May lead or supervise other laboratory personnel and be responsible for the daily operation of the laboratory.
Collaborate with primaryinvestigator andassist in designing experiments; examine proposals to determine projects and methodologies best suited to research objectives and the overall goals of the laboratory.
Summarize and write for publication or presentation the results of research projects, often as co-author or author. Edit and write reports of research.
Consult with the Principal Investigator and others in the scientific community on problems and related projects.
Determine the most suitable methods to be used in research; determine appropriateexperimental controls.
Conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used inresearch.
BS or MS in the areas of immunology, cell biology, biochemistry or related field.
Intermediate level position requiring 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory
Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is usually necessary
The Research Technician III position is a senior level position requiring extensive experience in a laboratory. Generally, the incumbent will possess a master's degree in a related scientific field.
Excellent knowledge of multi-color and intracellular flow cytometry, and data analysis usingFlowJosoftware desired.
Strong proficiency in the development and execution ofcell-basedassays for immune cell function (T-cell proliferation, cytokine release, and cytotoxicity assays) with murine and human primary T cells isrequired.
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.