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The Berger lab is seeking a bright and motivated research technician I or II. The individual will perform experiments directed at understanding mechanisms of lung tumor development and identifying strategies for lung cancer therapy, as well as perform lab managerial duties such as inventory maintenance and training of new laboratory personnel. This is a fantastic opportunity for a scientist interested in making a difference in cancer medicine while developing and exercising skills in laboratory management.
Murine modeling work including animal handling, breeding, genotyping, and dissection
Preparation of reagents and media used in experiments
Tissue culture of primary and immortalized human and rodent cell lines
Molecular biology techniques such as protein extraction, immunoprecipitation, Western blotting
Microbiology techniques such as cloning, maxipreps, minipreps of bacterial cultures
Preparation of lentivirus for genetic studies
Maintaining organized and complete lab records and inventories
A Bachelors degree in Chemistry or Biology is required
Minimum 2 years of full-time biology or chemistry laboratory-based experience
Experience with animal handling and husbandry preferred
Desired qualities and skills:
Highly motivated and intellectually curious
A solid background knowledge in cell biology and/or cancer biology
Excellent written and verbal skills
Ability to maintain organized laboratory notebook and computer files
Exceptional attention to detail
Experience with murine research models
Experience with standard laboratory techniques, including cell culture, flow cytometry, Western blotting, and immunofluorescence/confocal microscopy
Interested in long term laboratory management position
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.