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A clinical research laboratory of the Program in Immunology is seeking a highly motivated Research Technician whose duties will include both assisting with ongoing research efforts and serving as support for the laboratory. The individual in this position will be responsible for research activities whose primary focus is the isolation and characterization of human CD8+ and CD4+ T lymphocytes that specifically recognize human tumor cells and the identification and characterization of the genes that encode the antigens recognized by these T cells. There will be many opportunities to train and learn about the laboratory and research.
The Research Technician will be 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.
Performs the duties:
Perform experiments at the bench level to support investigative work, including but not limited to extraction of genomic DNA, RNA, and synthesis of DNA from primary human cells and cell lines
Prepare and process molecular samples including bacterial DNA isolation
Perform and modify documented protocols and assays
Data Management - document all procedures clearly and extensively
Interpret and report on experimental results
Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, cultures, and mammalian tissue cultures
Order and maintain appropriate levels of supplies - inventory
Prepare laboratory biohazard and sharps waste for disposal
Establish and maintain laboratory standards, ensuring that all laboratory equipment are maintained in good operating condition
Maintain web-based electronic inventory of cryopreserved cells stored in liquid nitrogen freezers
Some light clerical duties to assist administrator
Perform other responsibilities, as required
A bachelor's degree is required
Intermediate level position requiring 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory
Familiarity with molecular biology and basic immunology is essential and highly desired
Independent research experience in addition to college lab experience is strongly preferred, including experience with mammalian tissue culture and routine molecular biology techniques, such as transformation of bacteria, isolation and purification of DNA and RNA, analysis of DNA and RNA by gel electrophoresis, synthesis of complementary DNA, and amplification of DNA by PCR
The individual will be trained in all of the techniques used in this position
To be successful in this laboratory, the technician must have excellent communication skills and be able to work well within an interactive team environment
This position will require someone who is comfortable working in a lab that utilizes murine models
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.
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