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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.
The Genomics Specialist will work as part of a team to provide Genomics services to the Center's diverse research community. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Genomics Resource Manager and will support day-to-day operation of the facility.
Provide technical expertise to support all services pertaining to NextGen sequencing and High Throughput Screening (HTS) laboratory operations
Maintain a deep understanding of the technologies used in the Resource and provide advice and support to researchers on troubleshooting issues
Support researcher activities for a wide variety of cell-based library generation processes (e.g., 10X Genomics, Auto Cut&Run, compound screens)
Implement new methodologies and services to support existing NextGen services
Have a mastery of molecular biology techniques pertaining to genomics-based technologies and be able to explain them to others
Efficiently manage projects by organizing and multi-tasking
Maintain a highly professional demeanor with researchers and associates
Maintain accurate documentation of laboratory activities
Support additional resource activities (e.g., capillary-based sequencing, NGS and library production processes) when needed
Must have the knowledge and skill-base typically acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology, Genetics, or related field
Minimum of 5 years of professional laboratory experience including functional molecular biology work
Experience with mammalian cell culture and processing to support downstream cell-based genomics platforms (preferred)
Candidate should have experience with liquid handling automation and a working knowledge of genomics-based instrumentation and techniques
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are essential.
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.