Research Technician I-II, Tissue Culture and Lab Robotics/Automation - Antibody Discovery Shared Resource
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Seattle, Washington
Internal Number: 20275
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The Fred Hutch Antibody Technology Resource is nationally recognized for its novel monoclonal antibody discovery platform. The facility supports Fred Hutch research labs across all five divisions, generating antibodies for basic science needs as well as clinical diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Other clients include regional academic research institutes and biotech companies. The lab has been completely updated over the past five years with cutting-edge instrumentation for antibody discovery including: Molecular Devices ClonePixII colony picker, IntelliCyt iQue Screener, AKTA Pure FPLC, Protein Simple WES capillary electrophoresis, Carterra and a $1.2M robot which automates significant parts of the antibody discovery process.
Our group is seeking a Research Technician I/II who will work with the resource director and other team members to carry out parts of the antibody discovery process. The successful candidate must have a desire to learn new skills. This is an excellent opportunity as training will be provided by experts in antibody discovery. This is a fast-passed, team-centric work environment which requires independence, organization, and time management skills.
Animal immunization and other animal work
Screening antibodies using flow cytometry
Use and programing of liquid handling robots
Use of ClonePixII
Protein production and purification
Research Technician I: Requires a Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline.
Research Technician II: Requires a Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline and a minimum of 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory including tissue culture.
The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in programming robots for lab applications, a background in tissue culture and a strong desire to learn and perform the tasks listed as specific responsibilities.
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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