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The Program in Immunology in the Clinical Research Division is looking for a highly motivated individual to support the development of genetically modified T cell immunotherapy for cancer. The successful candidate will utilize a variety of cutting-edge cellular and molecular techniques to analyze T cell immunity. The technician will work in the laboratory and be closely involved in the preclinical development of new T cell therapies and their translation into clinical trials. The incumbent should be capable of maintaining detailed laboratory records, analyzing data, managing supplies and reporting experimental results in a fast-paced environment.
The technician is responsible for performing standard and investigative laboratory work in support of scientific research in immunology by performing bench-level experiments, operating analytical instruments, recovering, compiling and verifying the accuracy of research data; performing calculations; preparing charts, graphs and summaries.
This position works under the direction of the Principal Investigator and senior laboratory personnel and will be involved in the following techniques/duties:
Tissue culture of mammalian cell lines and (patient-derived) primary human cells
Flow cytometry-based immunophenotyping, FACS isolation of mammalian cells
Lentiviral vector construction, modification, and viral transduction
T-cell cytotoxicity assays, cytokine production and proliferation assays
Purification, cloning, and manipulation of genomic/plasmid DNA, cDNA, and RNA
PCR and RT-PCR, including Taqman quantitative assays
General laboratory duties and maintenance of laboratory equipment
A bachelors degree in a biological science and 2+ years of bench research experience is required.
The candidate must be detail-oriented, ateam player and a fast and willing learner.
The ideal candidate has prior experience with cellular biology techniques including cell culture, multicolor flow cytometry and biological sample handling.
Experience working with primary T cells, FACS sorting and mice handling are highly desirable.
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.