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A full-time Research Technician II/III position is available in the Hatch Lab in the Basic Sciences Division. We study the structure and dynamics of the mammalian nuclear envelope, and our primary interests are to understand why and how nuclear membranes rupture and repair, and how defects in nuclear membrane stability impact cancer development (Hatch et al., Cell , 2013; Maciejowski and Hatch, Ann Rev Cell Dev Biol , 2020; Young, Gunn, and Hatch, MBoC , 2020). The Hatch lab uses a variety of techniques to achieve these goals with a focus on microscopy and cell-based tool development.
Work closely with Dr. Hatch and other senior lab members to design and execute experiments related to scientific goals defined by them.
Analyzing, interpreting, and reporting experimental results on a shared lab database as well as in group meetings and at local conferences.
Consulting and working with experts outside of the lab
Independent learning about how different techniques work to identify optimization parameters.
General lab maintenance duties, including checking and maintaining lab stocks, checking and replenishing supplies
Maintaining lab records
Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays
Perform other duties as required
Proven ability to independently develop protocols for new techniques, including a motivation to read and synthesize current literature in the field, constant assessment of conditions while executing an experiment
Excellent record keeping, a basic understanding of experimental design, and an ability to define the next steps in an experiment.
Interest or ability in discussing data, asking questions in a group setting, and asking for help or training are key skills for success.
Research Technician II
Bachelor's degree required
2 years previous experience working in a laboratory.
Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is usually necessary.
Research Technician III
Extensive experience in a laboratory. Generally, the incumbent will possess a Masters degree in a related scientific field.
Minimum of 3-5 years previous experience working in a laboratory
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
Experience with tissue culture and microscopy is strongly preferred
Familiarity with basic statistical tests, including chi-square analysis, and one-way anovas, is preferred
Experience with immunological labeling techniques, including western blotting, flow cytometry, and immunofluorescence, is preferred
To apply to this position please provide the following:
CV, including summaries of previous work experiences
Contact information for three professional references
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.
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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.