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The MacPherson lab within the Human Biology Division is looking for a highly motivated person to support studies of new ways to characterize lung cancer and predict response to treatment. The MacPherson lab is interested in how genetic, epigenetic, metabolic, and immunologic factors combine to drive lung cancer progression with the hope that a better understanding of these forces will lead to new therapies that can improve the poor prognosis facing many patients with lung cancer.
This position will support efforts to understand genetic and epigenetic variables in lung cancer by applying a variety of cutting-edge techniques spanning molecular biology, tissue culture, animal husbandry, genomics, protein biochemistry, immunohistochemistry, and flow cytometry. The ideal candidate will have experience in several of these areas and a strong interest in developing additional skills. The position will work under the direction of the principal investigator and senior laboratory research personnel.
Use molecular biology methods to produce biological constructs for manipulation of cancer cells
Management of an animal cohort
Dissect and prepare biological tissues for further analysis
Isolation and analysis of nucleic acid and protein components of biological specimens
Immunohistochemistry on biological specimens
Preparation and characterization of enriched cell populations from biological specimens
Preparation of nucleic acid libraries for characterization by next-generation sequencing
Maintenance of detailed and highly accurate documentation of all activities carried out
Minimum qualifications for Research Tech I - Bachelor's degree in a biological science is required. Prior laboratory research experience is also required.
Minimum qualifications for Research Tech II - Bachelor's degree in a biological science and two plus years of bench research experience is required.
Experience with two or more of molecular biology, tissue culture, animal husbandry, genomics, protein biochemistry, immunohistochemistry, and flow cytometry is strongly preferred.
A high level of attention to detail and excellent time management skills are required.
A high degree of initiative and enthusiasm for learning laboratory techniques are required.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism 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.