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The McElrath labs Site Affiliate Lab (LAB) supports the clinical trials at the Fred Hutch including studies supporting HIV vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines, observational studies, etc. The Lab Technician II role will process the blood and specimens taken in the course of these studies to be used for immunological assays. The role will require flexible hours including some evening and weekends.
Handle blood products using sterile aseptic techniques and tissue culture techniques.
Isolate and cryopreserve PBMC, separate and aliquot serum, plasma and semen, and isolate cells for DNA preparations.
Handle, receive, ship, and inventory temperature dependent samples following DOT and IATA requirements for diagnostic specimens.
Collect, record, and enter research data. Maintain precise laboratory records. Operate under GLPs.
Communicate and coordinate scheduling with clinical staff.
Maintain and operate all laboratory equipment within the laboratory. Perform general maintenance and cleaning on laboratory equipment, such as centrifuges, microscopes, ultra low freezers, automated cell counters, and biological safety cabinets.
Prepare and maintain reagents, stocks, and cultures necessary to perform work.
Collect and analyze data.
Order and maintain supplies.
Author SOPs for supplies, reagents and equipment as necessary.
Maintain records for experiments and quality control for the laboratory.
H.S. diploma or equivalent. General computer/data entry experience required.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
The technician must show initiative, the willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player.
Excellent attention to detail.
The ability to work independently are essential to success in this position.
Good communication and organizational skills.
Must be flexible and willing to work evenings and some weekends.
BA/BS Degree STRONGLY preferred, especially in the sciences.
Experience with working with human biological samples is STRONGLY preferred.
Lab experience STRONGLY preferred.
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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The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.