Research Techn II

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

Cures Start Here.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch's pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation's first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women's Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

Careers Start Here.
A Research Technician position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Soheil Meshinchi in the Clinical Research Division, Department of Pediatric Oncology, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA. The goal of Dr. Soheil Meshinchi's group is to provide clinical expertise for the identification and therapy of high-risk leukemia's, management of post-transplant relapse in childhood leukemia's, stem cell transplantation in leukemia's, therapy of relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), and targeted therapy in pediatric AML. In addition, their work is focused on genomic alterations in AML and their role in the pathogenesis of AML, identification of novel markers of high risk disease in AML, and minimal residual disease as a marker of high-risk disease in pediatric AML. They are also working on a Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments (TARGET) Initiative to identify valid therapeutic targets so that new, more effective treatments can be developed for children with cancer.

The Research Technician is primarily 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 Works under the direction of the Principal Investigator and uses discretion and judgment in performance of duties.

- Identify methodological problems in research protocol and implement modifications to optimize experimental results
- Perform PCR, Western Blots, cell culture and cloning experiments
- Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data.
- Assist in the design of experiments; may be responsible for the performance of individual research projects, including and not limited to cloning designs and design of plasmids to be used as controls for qPCR.
- Conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research.
- Assist in publication of results by proofreading, editing, and contributing ideas.
- May perform statistical analyses, write computer programs, or manage research data base.
- 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 and provide training for work-study students and interns.
- Perform other duties as required.

BA/BS in a scientific field required. Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is preferred.

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