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Dr. William Grady's laboratory in the Clinical Research Division of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center seeks a senior Research Technician working on state-of-the-art in vitro model systems of GI cancers. The research focus of Dr. William Grady's laboratory in the Clinical Research Division of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is the study of the molecular and cell biology of gastrointestinal cancer as well as the role of genetic and epigenetic alterations in cancer. Under general supervision of the PI and the Principal Staff Scientist in the lab, the Research Technician will perform varied support functions requiring knowledge and skills specific to the research study.
In vitro cell culture experiments including CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, cancer biology assays, drug treatment, IHC/IF staining and imaging in 2D cell lines/3D organoid culture,
Collection and processing of human and murine tissue samples
DNA, RNA extraction from fresh frozen or formalin fixed paraffin-embedded human tissue samples
Real-time PCR assays
Bright-field and fluorescence microscopy and image acquisition and analysis
Protein extraction, cell fractionation, western blot, and immunoprecipitation
Responsible for the organization of specimen inventory in short-term and long-term storage
Maintain a database used for organizing the current inventory and tracking the location of specific information/specimens
Attend project meetings
Keep detailed records for experiments
Maintain a high level of accuracy for all work
To be successful in this position, the technician must be highly self-motivated and trustworthy. They should be willing to take up new skills and responsibilities, follow instructions, and capable of working independently in a teamwork environment.
A bachelor's degree major in one of the biological sciences
Strong background in molecular biology and cell biology
At least 1 year of direct experience in in vitro model system of tumor biology
Proficiency with real-time PCR
Proficiency with bright-field and fluorescence microscopy
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
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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