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The Stamatatos Lab , within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, focuses on developing immunization approaches to expand and guide the maturation of particular B cell lineages along specific evolutionary pathways that result in the production of protective antibodies against infectious agents. We employ a wide range of experimental approaches, including deep sequencing and bioinformatic analysis of B cell receptor repertoires, structure-based immunogen-design, immunological, molecular and cellular biology techniques, crystallography, and knock-in and transgenic animals. Our work includes the pre-clinical and clinical evaluation of candidate vaccines.
The lab is recruiting a Research Technician with extensive expertise in Molecular Biology and FLOW Cytometry/Cell sorting, as well as experience with the construction and analysis of Next-Generation Sequencing (Illumina) libraries to participate in projects aiming to characterize the evolution of B cell responses following immunization.
The individual will work under the overall direction of the Principal Investigator and will be able to balance responsibilities. They will perform and lead research utilizing Molecular, Flow cytometry and immunological assays. Additionally, the candidate will perform some general lab duties.
Perform immunochemicalassays, such as ELISA, Biolayer Interferometry (BLI), and Western Blotting
FLOW based cell analysis
Generation and analysis of next-generation sequencing (Illumina) libraries
Identify methodological problems in research protocols and implement modifications to optimize experimental results. Conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research.
Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data. Assist in publication of results by proofreading, editing, and contributing ideas.
Assist in the design of experiments; may be responsible for the performance of individual research projects.
Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Perform other duties as required.
Intermediate level position requiring 2-4 years previous experience working in a research laboratory.
MA/MS or BA/BS degree required with preference for biochemistry, biology, immunology or similar areas of focus.
Molecular biology, FLOW Cytometry, immunological and tissue culture expertise is required. Next-generation sequencing (Illumina) library construction is a plus.
Motivation, adaptability, and ability to be a strong team player are essential.
The candidate must be someone with great attention to details, 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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