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This research opportunity is with the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). The technician will perform experiments to identify and characterize immune responses at sites of HIV entry in participants who are part clinical trials. The incumbent will be responsible for processing blood or other body fluids and tissues from volunteers, performing the immunological assays, molecular biology assays and analyzing the data. They will assist in the development and maintenance of laboratory quality control (QC) methods and records. They will interpret and report on experimental results and may assist with data presentation for conferences and manuscripts.
Perform and analyze molecular biology experiments, such as RNA isolations, DNA isolations, and real-time PCR quantitation
Conduct immunohistochemistry experiments, including immunohistochemistry staining, laser dissection microscopy, imaging and analysis of the slides
Perform in vitro cell manipulations, sterile culture and HIV infections of mucosal samples
Prepare tissue lysates and secretion eluates for protein quantitation experiments
Perform ELISA, MSD and Singulex assays for evaluating antibodies, chemokines and cytokines in human secretions and tissue lysates
Maintain chain of custody for samples used in the laboratory
Develop and trouble-shoot new assays as needed
Analyze and present data
Maintain a high level of accuracy for all work
Maintain records for experiments and quality control for the laboratory
Prepare and maintain reagents, stocks, and cultures necessary to perform the work
Operate and carry out basic maintenance and QC of laboratory equipment
Perform other duties as assigned
A BA/BS with related laboratory experience in immunology, microbiology, molecular biology or similar field
Experience with molecular biology or immunology
Willingness and ability to work with blood, human tissues, human secretions, samples from COVID-19 infected subjects and HIV virus
Must be self-motivated, organized and be able to work within a team
Ability to be punctual and accurate
Excellent oral and written communication skills
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.