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The Cooper Lab is part of the Basic Sciences Division and investigates the roles of two types of post-translational modification, protein-tyrosine phosphorylation and ubiquitination, in cell and developmental biology. The lab is seeking an entry-level or intermediate-level research technician to maintain and support research in the lab, including working on various research projects.
After training, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
Performing investigative laboratory work alone or with other lab members. This includes planning and performing bench-level experiments, recording and analyzing the results, preparing charts, graphs and summaries, and discussing the results with other lab members. The majority of the research will utilize cultured mammalian cells and biochemical and genetic techniques to understand cell migration and proliferation.
Maintaining an orderly laboratory, including maintaining communal resources, databases, and equipment
The candidate will be expected to:
Identify methodological problems in research protocols and implement modifications
Prepare and present written or oral progress reports 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
Bachelors degree or equivalent in a relevant concentration
Knowledge of scientific concepts relevant to modern biological research
Significant experience of research beyond school lab classes
Excellent communication, computer, documentation and project management skills
Willingness to learn and persevere with tricky experimental systems
Ability to troubleshoot, establish and follow protocols
A strong interest in cell biology and an inquisitive mind
Ambition for a career in biomedical research at the highest level
Open to a part time person who is on track to graduate this summer.
Experience with laboratory techniques including protein and DNA electrophoresis, PCR, and cloning
Experience with mammalian cell culture, transfection, infection (retroviral/lentiviral vectors)
Experience with microscopy, such as immunofluorescence or live imaging
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.