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The McGuire Lab , within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, is recruiting a technician to assist with a project involving the analysis of protective efficacy of vaccines against EBV in animal models of infection. The main focus will be detection and quantitation of virus following challenge. Additionally, the candidate will assist with the cloning of antigen-specific monoclonal antibodies elicited by either infection or vaccination as well as assisting with general lab duties. The candidate will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator.
Conducting diagnostic qPCR and ddPCR assays to quantify viral loads in blood and tissue
Recovery and cloning of antibody transcripts from single cells using RT-PCR
Handling of mice including breeding, immunizations, and bleeds
Cell culture of mammalian cell lines
Collect and analyze data and maintain experimental records
Perform statistical analysis of test results and prepare written reports on work performed.
Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Perform other duties as required.
Research Technician I - Bachelor's degree in a related field with some research lab experience outside of coursework required.
Research Technician II - Bachelor's degree in a related field required with a minimum of two years' of experience in Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Immunology or similar areas of focus.
Experience with ddPCR and/or qPCR is required.
Previous experience working with mice is preferred as is experience with R and/or Python and basic knowledge of the command line.
The candidate must be someone with careful laboratory technique, great attention to detail, who is well-organized, self-motivated, and able to efficiently manage time and experiments.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism 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.