Research Technician I

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

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Center's five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children's, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Join us and make a difference!

We seek a self-motivated individual to assist other research staff within the Basic Sciences Division with their experiments. May perform tasks related to the research project independently, within broad guidelines and subject to periodic review by supervisor or other research staff. The lab uses a combination of genetics, molecular techniques, and genomic methods to study epigenetics and chromatin structure in the fruit fly. About 85% of the position will be devoted to research work, and 15% to lab management.

Typical Duties may include:
1. Performing laboratory experiments utilizing standard techniques and equipment;
2. Collecting project data;
3. Performing routine logging and testing of samples;
4. Processing, organizing and summarizing data, reporting experiment results using MS Word and Excel;
5. Performing related laboratory maintenance such as maintaining and cleaning equipment

A Bachelor's degree is required and a degree in Biology or Biochemistry is strongly preferred. Demonstrated abilities in basic laboratory techniques required. Exposure to applicable computer technologies, including specific software applications. Exposure to lab research would be an asset (especially experience with Drosophila, recombinant DNA molecular biology, or cell culture). Research lab experience with molecular biology and cloning techniques preferred. The successful candidate will be detailed oriented and comfortable with mathematics

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