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The Lab Technician/Operator provides flow cytometry services to Center and external laboratories. The incumbent reports to the Flow Cytometry Director and works independently in performing daily responsibilities according to established procedures.
Maintain, calibrate and operate the flow cytometers to meet established performance and safety standards
Perform periodic and as needed instrument maintenance
Run samples for investigators as requested
Instruct investigators in the proper use of equipment, data collection and analysis, providing individual assistance as necessary
Provide researchers advice in panel design and experimental troubleshooting
Maintain accurate department records including instrument use logs, materials used, supply inventories, capital equipment lists, equipment maintenance lists, department purchases and accounting records
Prepare instrument billing for flow cytometry facility use
Maintain current knowledge of advances in flow cytometry and recommend improved laboratory equipment as necessary
Maintain current knowledge of laboratory data collection and analysis and recommend updated software and equipment as necessary
Perform other responsibilities as required
Bachelors degree in a physical or biological science required at the Lab Technician level. As an Operator, equivalent work experience is acceptable in lieu of degree.
Familiarity with or experience in optical systems, instrument analysis, computers or molecular and cell biology strongly desired.
Must have experience working with flow cytometry either as a researcher using instrumentation or in a core facility/service roll to qualify for the Lab Technician role. This is experience is preferred but not necessary as an Operator.
Demonstrated skill in working with electronics and machinery.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
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.