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The Research Technician III-IV involves working with investigators pursuing the development, and clinical translation, of innovative immunotherapy-based approaches to treat multiple myeloma and other hematologic malignancies. The environment is supportive, team oriented and exciting. The successful applicant will be the coordinator for patient tissue specimens obtained from clinical protocols, will perform validation assays on preclinical and cGMP grade clinical agents (radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies), and will have the opportunity to apply advanced cellular and molecular biology techniques (e.g., single cell RNA sequencing) to evaluate patient responses after receiving treatment with chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy.
Process patient tissue specimens (blood, bone marrow) for sample storage.
Prepare reports for research data sharing with stakeholders.
Coordinate with the clinical team to ensure that patient samples are collected and processed; troubleshoot and address issues as needed.
Radiolabel antibodies with radioisotopes including Iodine-125, Iodine-131, Indium-111, Yttrium-90, Astatine-211 and others.
Operate a variety of analytical instruments such as gamma counters, dose calibrators, flow cytometers, spectrophotometers.
Keep detailed records of experiments conducted.
Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data.
Identify methodological problems in research protocols and implement modifications to optimize experimental results.
Conduct literature reviews to assist in identifying new methods to be used in research.
Employ cellular and molecular biology techniques including DNA/RNA isolation, sequencing, PCR, RT-PCR, single cell RNA sequencing.
Perform other laboratory duties as assigned by supervisor.
BS in related scientific field
Research Technician III - at least three to five years prior experience in scientific research
Research Technician IV - at least six years prior experience in scientific research
Experience/familiarity with R and R Studio viewed favorably
In addition to job duties at Fred Hutch, this position also requires access to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which requires COVID-19 vaccination without exceptions. Accordingly, as a condition of employment for this Fred Hutch position, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.
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.