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The Salama lab in the Human Biology Division seeks a Research Technician III , with 3-5 years of experience including lab management and mouse handling, to work with an interactive group of scientists investigating bacterial and host factors that allow the human ulcer causing bacteria, Helicobacter pylori ,to establish infections, cause disease, and predispose individuals to developing gastric cancer.The applicant should be well organized, reliable, and motivated to participate in multiple levels of the lab activity.
The Research Technician III is responsible for performing standard and investigative laboratory work in support of scientific research by performing bench-level experiments, operating analytical instruments, recovering, compiling and verifying the accuracy of research data; performing calculations; preparing charts, graphs and summaries. The research technician, working under the direction of the Principal Investigator or higher-level laboratory personnel, will use discretion and judgment in carrying out experiments commensurate with the level of training and aptitude in support of the overall research aims of the laboratory.
Perform experiments at the bench level to support investigative work, including but not limited to microbial culture, tissue cell culture, PCR, molecular biology, RNA and DNA extractions, DNA sequencing and data analysis, mutant screening in a murine model of infections, and protein work.
Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures or cell lines.
Perform and modify documented protocols and assays.
Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays.
Interpret and report on experimental results.
Perform statistical analysis of test results and prepare written reports on work performed.
Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Order and maintain appropriate levels of supplies.
May supervise work-study students.
Perform other duties as required.
BA/BS in Microbiology, Biology, and/or related field required, MS desirable
Must have scientific knowledge in the area of study and basic laboratory skills as mentioned above (at least 3-5 years of experience).
Computer proficiency, including experience with spreadsheets and database software, especially in data analysis, is highly desirable.
Two years of related post-college experience working in a laboratory
In vivo murine model work experience
Primary cell/organoid culture
Well-organized with strong attention to detail
Ability to work independently and perform experiments with little supervision will be required after training
A cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications regarding this role is required.
Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process 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.