Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Research Technician I-II in Seattle, Washington
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This position will work with members of the laboratory of Dr. Taran Gujral in the Division of Human Biology to culture and maintain a collection of mammalian cancer cell lines, prepare samples for reverse phase lysate microarrays, run microscopy-based assays to characterize the effect of panels of small molecules and siRNA’s on phenotypes of these cell lines, and use various software packages to analyze data from these assays. The position requires attention to detail and good communication skills. The candidate should be able to work independently and as part of a team. This position provides a rich environment to learn about cell biology and the drug discovery process. Candidates will also have the opportunity to present their research during lab meetings and scientific conferences and to write, submit, and publish scientific papers.
Tech I: Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or related field in life sciences. Experience in a research lab is preferred.
Tech II: As Tech I with two years of professional lab research experience required
Experience with tissue culture and with standard molecular biological techniques (DNA and RNA extraction, cloning, sequencing, etc.), protein isolation and analysis (gel electrophoresis, immunoblotting, etc.), microbiology techniques, and an interest in quantitative and computational approaches to biology is required.
Familiarity with microscopy techniques is preferred.
Prior experience with computer databases and programs such as Excel or MATLAB preferred.
Attention to detail, time management skills and a high level of initiative are required.
Please include a resume and a brief (1-2 paragraphs) cover letter summarizing your interests and experience.
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