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Overview: This is a part-time position (70% FTE) in the Corey lab to work with faculty member, Staff Scientist and laboratory staff. The lab works on Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and CD8 T cell responses.
Working conditions: This position will be required to work from 3-8 p.m. M-F to complete the work.
Build ten x genomic libraries for research project
Process plasma samples for assays
Conduct other bench experiment to generate data. Techniques may include: in situ tetramer staining, DNA and RNA extraction, quantitative PCR and RT-PCR, FACS analysis, Western blot, tissue culture, viral infection and titration, transfection, gene expression and RNA interference, etc.;
Search public databases and literature for conceptional and methodological information;
Analyze data and organize professionally for laboratory meeting presentations
Ordering supplies, making reagents, maintenance of equipment, lab safety
Education and training (for Research Technician I) : The candidate should have a minimum of two years of general laboratory experience, or one year of laboratory experience with molecular biology, or a Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences with relevant laboratory experience in molecular biology that extends beyond coursework to work on a laboratory research project.
Must have strong molecular biology skills.
Self-motivated, detail-oriented and very organized.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Desired qualifications: Experience with general methods in molecular biology and microbiology, especially the manipulation of DNA, PCR, and DNA sequence analysis. Experience with sterile technique is critical. Manual dexterity for setting up assays (good hands). Experience with computers, computer programs such as Word and Excel, and search techniques such as PubMed and BLAST.
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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.