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The Boeckh lab , a busy, diverse, applied clinical research lab, is seeking a research technician to participate in our work studying cellular innate and adaptive immune responses to viral infection, with a focus on herpesvirus and respiratory virus infections, including COVID-19. The lab also manages a large biospecimen repository of clinical and research samples. This position offers the opportunity to work with a wide variety of laboratory techniques in a supportive, collaborative setting.
High throughput multiparameter flow cytometry, including carrying out experiments, running samples on flow cytometers, and analyzing data
Carry out cell culture and cellular neutralizing antibody assays
Perform molecular techniques for assessing immune function
Summarizing and presenting data at lab meetings and for publications
Processing of research samples, including blood and respiratory tract swabs/washes
Assisting with biospecimen repository functions, including sample inventory, movement and aliquoting
Perform ordering, reagent prep, equipment maintenance and other tasks as assigned
Education and experience:
BA/BS in biology or other scientific field is required
Previous hands-on laboratory experience is required (minimum one year highly desired)
Lab experience (honors thesis, internship in a laboratory) obtained during undergraduate studies will be considered
Hands-on experience with flow cytometry, cell culture or molecular biology is preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Superior verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
Superior organizational, prioritization, and time management skills
Proficient computer skills (PC and/or Mac, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.) Experience with FACSDiva, FlowJo and GraphPad Prism a plus.
Meticulous attention to detail
Ability to maintain accurate documentation for experiments and quality control
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Ability to work efficiently, be adaptable, and be self-motivated
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.