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At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.
A research technician position (full-time) is immediately available in the Cheung laboratorywithin Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centers Translational Research Program. The Cheung lab focuses on molecular mechanisms explaining why tumor cells invade and metastasize as clusters of cells. Through our studies, we aim to uncover the fundamental principles of collective migration, intercellular signaling, and multicellular drug resistance. Our ultimate mission is to guide the innovation of new therapies for metastatic breast cancer patients.
We are looking for highly organized and highly motivated individuals who will be responsible for performing standard and investigative laboratory work in support of scientific research by working with human cancer patient blood samples, tumor organoid models, and time-lapse imaging.
This position will work under the Principal Investigator and a senior laboratory technician, and work with the laboratory personnel. The individual will use discretion and judgment in carrying out the following job duties. In addition to work aiding others in the laboratory, the individual will be responsible for conducting and completing an individual research project. Responsibilities include:
Culture murine and human organoids for 3D culture experiments
Assist in management of our murine colony, including breeding, genotyping, and weaning litters
Conduct molecular analyses of human cancer patient blood specimens
Conduct time-lapse microscopy of tumor organoids
Conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research
Will have the opportunity to perform an individual research project
Assist in publication of results by proofreading, editing, and contributing ideas
May perform statistical analyses, write computer programs, or manage research database
Assist in general lab maintenance and tasks
Perform other duties as required
BA/BS in a scientific field required. Must have scientific knowledge in the area of study and basic laboratory skills. Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience is required
A successful candidate will have scientific curiosity, a high level of self-motivation, the ability to take instruction and correction and to follow directions, good organizational skills, the ability to work and think independently
The candidate must have a track record of reliability and good verbal and written 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 your 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.