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The laboratoryofDr. Gavin Ha intheComputational Biology Programof the Public Health Sciences and Human Biology Divisionshasan open position for aResearch Laboratory Manager.Weare seeking a highly motivated individual whohas theexperience and leadership to support the groupsdevelopmentofinnovativecomputationalandexperimentalapproachesto study the genetics and epigenetics of cancer.Candidates who are excitedto be part of a teamworking onlarge/complex omics data analysisof cancergenomesandliquid biopsyapproaches to study cancer are encouraged to apply.The position hasacompetitivesalarywithgreat benefits.
The Ha Laboratory islocated in theLake Union Steam Plant Building, whichisthe newest Fred Hutch facility. Steamis home to 23 laboratoriesconsisting of275experts in computational biology,data science,and immunotherapywho use cutting-edge technologies and toolsto revolutionize cancer treatment.The Ha Laboratory is seekinga motivated individualtoplanandimplementstart-upof wet-laboperationsina newly renovatedlaboratory space, and to manageexperimental and computationalprojects.
We work in an interdisciplinary team environment with many local and external experts. All of our projects involve partnering with investigatorsand laboratorieswho have diverse expertise incomputational,molecular,experimental,andcancer biology, andinclinicalresearch.
Thestudyareas for this position center on cancer genomics, tumor microenvironment,chromatin andepigeneticprofiling, cell-freeDNAfrom liquid biopsies,andtranslationofcancerbiomarkersto improve treatment strategies.
Plan, implement, and manage startup of wet-lab operations in the experimental laboratory at Steam
Develop management planfor reproducible scienceincludingdocumentation plan foranalysis, code,andlaboratorySOPs. Provide tutorials, workshops, individual training on experimental design, data analysis, and instrumentation use.
Perform complex lab experiments and manage laboratory/program projects and resources
Superviselaboratory-based studiesand provide day-to-day supervision, guidance,training,and support forlab members.Supervise direction and performance management.Allocate and monitor effort and progress,manage workloads and priorities,redistribute or negotiate addition of resources as required.
Manage financial forecasting and reporting activities for laboratory/program
Manage experimental and computational projects. Work with internal and external partners to define project goals, resources, priorities.
Coordinate meeting agendas, track project progress, writeprogress reports.Ensure deliverables are completed within projected timelines.
Facilitate and track communications and serve as laboratory/program representative to PI in meetings with collaborators, vendors, administration, and regulatory agencies/depts, as necessary to ensure success of the research program
Ensure regulatory and policy compliance with human genomic data security, privacy and confidentiality
Participate in and assist in grant preparation process, including application and renewal process, progress reports, reviewing proposals for accuracy
May participate in and assist with manuscript preparation for publication in scientific journals and presentation preparation for conferences and symposiums
Other responsibilitiesmay include:
Interview new hires and facilitate onboarding
Support new Ha lab members to integrate into and navigate the lab and Hutch culture, resources, compute environments, and connect with people or groups throughout the Hutch
Foster creativity and enthusiasm in the lab, encouraging a positive environment where everyones unique skills are nurtured and strengthened
Applicants must haveat least abachelorsdegree withtraininginoneor moreof these disciplines:
Biology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology or related field is required
Applicantsrequiremorethan 5 years of research laboratory experience andtwo years laboratory management experienceand must have the following skills:
Works well in team environments, has strong communication/organization skills and is detail oriented
Highly motivated individual who thinks independently and also enjoys working in dynamic, collaborative, multidisciplinary teams
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential
Preferredapplicantswillhave someor allof the following skills and experience:
Expertise/skills in molecular biology techniques is desired: RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, cell culture
Experience with cell-free DNA, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, epigenomics, single-cell assays is a strong asset
Experience with programming (R, Python, C/C++, Perl, Java, Matlab or other languages for research) is a plus
Experience with analyzing sequencing data and cancer genome data is considered a plus
Experience with high performance computing environments and cloud computing environments is a plus
Demonstrated scientific publication track record
Leadership and management training a plus
To apply, please submit yourapplication with the following:
A statement of research interests
names and email addresses of three references
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.