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Assistant Professor - Molecular, Cellular and/or Structural Biology

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center invites applications for a faculty position in the Division of Basic Sciences. We seek a laboratory scientist conducting outstanding fundamental research into mechanisms that regulate the basic biology of normal or cancer cells. We welcome applications from candidates in the broad areas of molecular, cellular and/or structural biology. Of special interest are candidates who have expertise in CryoEM and/or CryoET. Current faculty utilize a wide range of model systems and experimental and computational approaches. Recruitment at the Assistant Professor level is preferred, but more senior applicants will also be considered.

For consideration, applicants must have a doctoral degree and a substantial record of pre- and/or post-doctoral achievement. Required application materials include CV, Cover Letter, Research Statement, DEI Statement, and three confidential letters of reference. Applicants from underrepresented populations are particularly encouraged to apply. Application deadline: October 28, 2022

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Bioinformatics Analyst I

Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 23778

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.

 

With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.

 


 

The Talbot lab, within the Basic Science Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, is recruiting for a highly motivated and curious bioinformatics analyst. 

The Talbot lab studies the gut-brain axis, and how gut neurons sense diet and microbes, regulating immunity, metabolism, and nutrition. For that, we use mouse models, intravital imaging, calcium reporters, molecular immunology, viral-assisted neural circuit tracing, optogenetics and chemogenetics, CRISPR-Cas9 genetic alterations, single-cell genomics, and diet engineering. One objective of our studies is to develop dietary strategies that use the modulation of gut neurons to combat gastrointestinal-associated diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, gut infections, malabsorption conditions, and metabolic disturbances. This research offers the opportunity to study the intersection of different areas including neurobiology, immunology, host-microbiota interactions, nutrition, and gastroenterology. More information: https://www.jhimmylab.org/

 

We are seeking a Bioinformatics Analyst to analyze and interpret genomics data and multiparametric flow cytometry data, that is being generated from genetic and immune perturbations in animal models in our lab. This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate with a background in biology and experience in computer science or statistics, and enthusiastic about learning how to apply sophisticated algorithms to analyze genomics and multiparametric datasets. The analyst will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Talbot, and in collaboration with Computational Biology groups at Fred Hutch, who have extensive experience in data analysis and modeling of single-cell genomics and metabolomics.

Responsibilities

  • Implement, apply and evaluate tools to process, integrate, batch-correct and visualize genomics datasets (single-cell RNAseq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq), metabolomics datasets, multiparametric flow cytometry data, and imaging analysis.
  • Interpret the data and explain the results in research discussions with experimental collaborators

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in one of these disciplines: Computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, data science, statistics, biostatistics, biomedical engineering, computer/electrical engineering, physics, or other related fields
  • Strong programming experience (R, Python, Matlab, Java, C/C++, Perl or other languages for research).
  • Experience in working with high throughput sequencing data.
  • Proficiency in modern programming languages such as Python, R, or Matlab
  • Ability to learn new tools and content quickly and independently (although training will be giving by our collaborators for specific types of analysis performed in the lab)
  • Strong communication skill

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in the analysis of single-cell genomics data
  • Experience in working with high-performance computing environment
  • Experience in using source code management (e.g.: Git, GitHub).

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center 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, prior to their first day of employment:

Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR

Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).

 

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.

Lab Aide

Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 23951

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.

 

With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.

Responsibilities

The Malik lab in the Basic Sciences Division of Fred Hutch is looking to hire a part-time lab aide. We are looking for someone who has experience in basic fruit fly husbandry, and conducting genetic crosses. This could be an ideal position for undergraduates or recent graduates who have completed intro to biology and are looking to gain experience working in a lab, but we encourage anyone qualified in drosophila stock maintenance or animal husbandry to apply. The candidate must be able to work minimum 8 hours per week, but may work up to 16, and must commit to the same schedule weekly or quarterly if still in school. This lab aide will assist researchers with molecular evolution research in fruit fly species. If able to commit to more than 8 hours. Eight hours weekly must be during one fixed day, or spread over two consecutive days, which can work for the lab aide's schedule, as long as the days/hours are the same each week. If able to commit more than 8.0 hours weekly, the additional hours can be flexible but within a M-F time-frame, and flexible between 8am-6pm.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a high school degree is required
  • Must have completed college level coursework in Biology
  • Past experience in genetics and/or fruit fly husbandry is desirable
  • Must have careful attention to detail and a reliable schedule for fixed hours every week

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center 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, prior to their first day of employment:
Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR
Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).

 

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.

Lab Aide

Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 23803

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.

 

The Rajan Lab in the Basic Sciences Division is looking for a reliable, organized, detail-oriented individual, to support ongoing exciting research on energy homeostasis using fruit flies. This is ideal for an individual who is interested in an entry-level introduction to a research lab environment and has an interest in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry.

 

The candidate should be able to work approximately 10 hours per week every week; flexible hours within reason can be chosen after the initial training period. Longer engagement with greater involvement with the Lab also possible.

Responsibilities

Under the close supervision of the Post-doctoral fellows, our Lab Aide:

  • Assists with regular maintenance of the lab’s Drosophila melanogaster strains
  • Maintains the spreadsheet for the lab’s stock collection, under supervision
  • Prepares media and reagents, such as stock solutions
  • Assists with routine research tasks, including molecular and tissue culture work
  • May aliquot reagents as required
  • Maintains a clean and orderly laboratory area

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduation from High School or equivalent with interest in the sciences
  • Some lab experience and/or college level chemistry courses preferred

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate degree
  • Completion of college-level coursework in biology
  • Experience with fruit fly husbandry or familiarity with this model system
  • Work study eligibility

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center 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, prior to their first day of employment:
Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR
Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).

 

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.

Lab Aide (Work Study)

Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 23848

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.

 

With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.

 

The Brent Lab works on the causes and consequences of nongenetic phenotypic variation, and also on means to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery during this century.  Part of that latter effort is the development of Augmented Reality (AR) as a medium to help biologists and other workers carry out R&D and other complex work.  The Brent lab is part of the Division of Basic Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research.  Work in this Division spans a wide range of basic research projects, and DBS is an exceptionally active and interactive scientific environment that offers high quality scientific education to students immersed in its activities.

Responsibilities

To support the AR work, the Brent lab is seeking one or more work study students from Computer Science, Bio-Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related fields of study (could include biology, and certain kinds of experimental physics and biophysics).  Student(s) would help develop supporting software and content to enable Augmented Reality guidance for lab procedures.

Ideal candidates will be available for 19 hours per week and be eligible for state or federal work study. Schedule can vary depending on class or other work schedule. Some work can be done remotely.

 

Job duties:

  • Test UI/UX and content for Augmented Reality guidance for lab procedures
  • Document bugs clearly and extensively
  • Help with acquisition, annotation and curation of image and other data to be used for machine learning and to generate and implement other ideas for computer vision
  • Contribute to a larger project to use AR to aid biomedical research and development

 

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • Graduation from High School or equivalent 
  • Eligibility for state or federal work-study at a participating school is required
  • Literate in Linux command line
  • Familiar with Python and/or C# language and, ideally JSON file format
  • Flexible and able to work independently without supervision

 

 

Preferred:

  • The ideal candidate will be pursuing a degree in Bio-Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • The ideal candidate will have extensive programming experience, as evidenced by vettable code
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in object oriented programming, and interest in computer vision and machine learning including non-canonical approaches.

We believe that work on this project has significant potential to contribute to a better human future.  We will request of all finalists a statement describing their commitment to and any contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism during their lives to date and/or contributions that might be made through your work in the lab or at the Fred Hutch.

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center 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, prior to their first day of employment:

Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR

Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).

 

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.

 

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 23777

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.

 


 

The Talbot lab, within the Basic Science Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, is recruiting a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to lead cutting-edge studies to understand the neural basis of intestinal regulation of immunity and metabolism.

 

The Talbot lab studies the gut-brain axis, and how gut neurons sense diet and microbes, regulating immunity, metabolism, and nutrition. For that, we use mouse models, intravital imaging, calcium reporters, molecular immunology, viral-assisted neural circuit tracing, optogenetics and chemogenetics, CRISPR-Cas9 genetic alterations, single-cell genomics, and diet engineering. One objective of our studies is to develop dietary strategies that use the modulation of gut neurons to combat gastrointestinal-associated diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, gut infections, malabsorption conditions, and metabolic disturbances. This research offers the opportunity to study the intersection of different areas including neurobiology, immunology, host-microbiota interactions, nutrition, and gastroenterology.

 

More information: https://www.jhimmylab.org/

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have the ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative environment. 

 

The fellow will be responsible for developing and executing a project related to the interests of the lab. Namely, investigating the role of neuroimmune interactions in intestinal homeostasis using a mouse model system. Potential research topics include to investigate:

  • The mechanisms by which dietary components are sensed by gut neurons that regulate intestinal immunity and nutrient absorption.
  • The molecular mechanisms of plasticity in the enteric nervous system, and its functional consequences.
  • Discrimination of commensals and pathogens by gut neuronal circuits.
  • Immune modulation by gut neurons.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in molecular/cell biology, neuroscience, immunology, or related field.
  • Published evidence of productivity and creativity and strong analytical and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Desire to apply for fellowships are required.

The ideal candidate will be: (i) interested and able to develop their own research strategy to answer questions utilizing an array of innovative mouse models and sophisticated approaches that we have developed in the lab, and (ii) expected to contribute to a creative, collaborative and bustling laboratory environment.

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center 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, prior to their first day of employment:
Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR
Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).

 

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.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 23286

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 

A person in this position will determine the molecular basis for cell quiescence, a conserved cell state for long-term survival, using S. cerevisiae and possibly human neuronal stem cells as model organisms.  This person will use molecular biological, molecular genetics, biochemical and genomic approaches.  These experiments will require extensive experience in these approaches, and therefore Ph.D. is a prerequisite for the position.

Responsibilities

A post-doctoral research fellow is available in a lab that studies chromatin, the complex of DNA and proteins that make up our chromosomes, and how its structure controls essential processes that take place on DNA. The responsibilities of this position will be to determine how cell quiescence is achieved using S. cerevisiae and possibly human neuronal stem cells as model organisms.

Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in molecular biology, molecular genetics, biochemistry or other scientific discipline is required.
  • Experience in studying DNA-dependent processes including transcription, DNA replication and DNA damage response is required.
  • Experience in bioinformatics is preferred.

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.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Cell Biology - Nuclear Envelope Budding

Basic Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 20077

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 

A postdoctoral position for a recent enthusiastic PhD graduate is available in the Parkhurst lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Parkhurst lab uses multidisciplinary approaches to study dynamic cytoskeleton processes in the regulation of normal developmental events and when mis-regulated in diseases/cancer.  

 

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoc candidate interested in investigating nuclear envelope budding/organization in the Drosophila model system.

Responsibilities

The postdoc candidate will carry out independent research projects on the research area noted above and participate in lab meetings/journal clubs, as well as contribute to the smooth running of the lab.  We are looking for candidates that can thrive in a fast paced environment, that value teamwork, that support diversity, and who are great communicators.  Salary for this opportunity will be in line with the NIH pay scale.

Qualifications

  • Recent PhD degree in a related field
  • A strong foundation in molecular and cell biology
  • Candidates need to be highly motivated and well-organized individuals who think independently, but enjoy working as part of a dynamic and collaborative team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent quantitative skills
  • Background and/or familiarity with Drosophila genetics desirable

 

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.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Neuroscience/Neurodegeneration

Basic Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 20676

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 

A postdoctoral fellow position in Neuroscience/Neurodegeneration is available in the Fred Hutch lab of Dr. Linda Buck. Dr. Buck received a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2004 for “Odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system”. Current projects in the Buck lab focus on molecular mechanisms that underlie stress, appetite, and neurodegeneration and how they are influenced by the olfactory system. The lab has developed and uses cutting edge technologies to unravel neural mechanisms and neural circuits underlying specific functions/dysfunctions. These include novel genomics methods to define neural circuits, genetic and chemical control of neuronal activation, imaging of gene expression and neuronal activation, gene editing, and single cell genomics.

Responsibilities

The fellow will be responsible for developing and executing a project related to current and future interests of the lab, as determined by discussions with Dr. Buck. The successful candidate will be an individual who is enthusiastic about science and is capable of independent research.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in molecular/cell biology, molecular neuroscience, computational biology, or related field
  • Excellent knowledge of fundamental molecular and cell biology
  • Experience using molecular techniques for cloning and for analysis of nucleic acids and proteins
  • Experience using immunohistochemistry and/or in situ hybridization for analyses of gene expression

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with RNA sequencing and bioinformatics
  • Experience in mouse breeding and genotyping
  • Knowledge of neuroscience
     

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 anti-racism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Proteostasis

Basic Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 19723

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

Responsibilities

The long-term aim of research in the Lehrbach lab is to better understand proteostasis mechanisms and their roles in aging, neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. The fellow will work on individual and collaborative projects that use genetic, genomic, and cell and molecular biology approaches to discover new proteostasis mechanisms and reveal their physiological roles.  The primary model organism for this work will be C. elegans, however previous experience with C. elegans is not essential.

Qualifications

  • PhD degree in molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, developmental biology, biochemistry or related field
  • Research experience in a genetic model system would be ideal
  • Experience in molecular biology and cell biology
  • Independent, self-motivated and able to work as part of a collaborative team
  • Experience in writing and submitting manuscripts and meeting abstracts
  • Excellent verbal and written 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.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow- Neuro-Immune metabolism

Basic Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 23592

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 

Fred Hutch has more than 200 postdoctoral fellows working in labs across all five research divisions. We provide postdocs with the opportunity to work on the cutting edge of biomedical research in a supportive, collaborative environment with faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping their trainees achieve their career goals.

 

The Rajan lab is located in the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutch in Seattle. Grounded in a steadfast commitment to scientific excellence and bold creativity, the Basic Sciences Division encourages robust, ongoing collaboration among divisions, laboratories and clinical researchers. Research from this Division has yielded several landmark breakthroughs and scientific advances, including two Nobel Prize-winning discoveries that may inform new approaches to treatment. Notably, this Division values contributions from scientists who have completed their post-doctoral studies and join labs as staff scientists to continue contributing to discoveries, while working alongside the principal investigators to move science in new directions and mentor junior colleagues. Our post-doctoral fellows have a wealth of access to mentoring and other professional development opportunities to enable them to achieve their career goals.

Responsibilities

A post-doctoral position is available in the Rajan Lab at Fred Hutch. The Rajan Lab uses multidisciplinary approaches to study how adipocytes communicate to the brain. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate interested the following broad research area –innate immune molecules that intersect with metabolism--  the work will be carried out using the Drosophila model system, with subsequent validation in mouse and/or human cell systems. The candidate will carry out independent research projects, help to write grants and papers, and engage and guide technicians. They will participate in lab meetings/journal clubs, attend conferences as well as contribute to the smooth running of the lab. Post-doc fellows will be encouraged to build on the lab’s ideas independently and provided resources to develop new directions for their research projects.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Recent PhD degree
  • A strong foundation in molecular and cell biology
  • Background and familiarity with Drosophila genetics and/or mammalian cell culture desirable or any vertebrate model system desirable.
  • Candidates need to be highly motivated and well-organized individuals who think independently, but enjoy working as part of a dynamic and collaborative team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Candidates with a very strong background in one of the following will be given preference: Drosophila or mouse genetics; behavior and integrative physiology cell-free systems and biochemical reconstitution; and/or mammalian cell culture.
  • Expertise in one of the following areas: energy metabolism, glial cell biology, autophagic processes or innate immunity.

Please apply with a letter summarizing previous work experience, what they envision their post-doctoral career to lead to. Also provide contact information for three professional references.

 

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.

Research Administrator II-III

Basic Sciences Division
Category: Grants and Contracts
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 23010

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

The Basic Sciences Division is one of five scientific divisions at Fred Hutch  and is comprised of 30 faculty-led laboratories. We are seeking a Research Administrator (RA) to join our team of 10 Research Administrators to facilitate the work of our preeminent scientists. Depending on experience the position can be filled as an RA II or RA III. The Research Administrator II works under general direction from a supervisor and partners with Principal Investigators to support lab administration. An RA II proactively provides compliant and effective funding support, budget and regulatory administration and general administrative support for faculty members and their labs. The role requires excellent administrative skills, a customer service orientation, an attention to detail, strong communication skills, and collaboration with colleagues and external partners. The RA III performs the duties of a RA II but has at least two years of experience as a research administrator preferably with principal investigators in a research institution, and carries out higher level portfolio analyses and post award issue issue resolution. 

 

The RA position serves as a liaison between assigned faculty and the Fred Hutch central administrative departments and as such has an opportunity to provide a broad array of administrative support functions. The RA supports and ensures compliant and effective funding, budget and regulatory administration and general administrative support for one or several Principal Investigators and their labs. The RA collaborates with Principal Investigators (PI) and their lab members and interfaces with other departments as needed to complete job responsibilities. We seek someone with skills in research administration as well as strong organizational skills, an interest in continuous learning, a sense of humor and a desire to work in a supportive and collegial community.

Responsibilities

Grant/Budget/Fiscal Management

  • Participate in strategic planning activities for the faculty such as setting administrative goals related to their portfolio of funding, tracking administrative due dates and related activities
  • Develop, monitor, track and project the budgets for a complex portfolio of projects with multi-variable aspects (multi-site, sub awards etc.)
  • Develop, run and analyze reports aimed at oversight of over/under spending, compliance with regulations and forecasting future expenses
  • Funding source administration- Lead the process of preparing grant submissions and post award activities by conducting tasks such as:
    • Work with faculty to develop timelines and strategies for responses/requests
    • Completion of all technical/non-scientific steps and assigned technical or scientific portions of grant submissions
    • Prepare and review budgets, identify discrepancies and provide recommendations to the PI on scenarios to resolve the issues with appropriate stakeholders
      manage submission through application systems
       

Regulatory Support

  • Prepare/Consult/Advise PIs on non-scientific portions of regulatory applications/submissions (human subject and animal regulatory requirements, material transfer agreements, etc.)
  • Identify missing regulatory components that are required and resolve issues to ensure successful submission or renewal
  • May advise or consult with Center leadership on changes to Center-wide policies/procedures and help create implementation plans in response to changing regulatory requirements (e.g. Uniform Guidance)
  • Serve as a central point of contact to answer questions and facilitate solutions
     

Administrative Support

  • Manage personnel appointments and human resource activities for PI teams
  • Identify administrative needs for the department or PI(s); prioritize and ensure related tasks are completed
  • Identify space and resource shortages and develop recommendations to resolve related issues
  • Oversee the management of projects including occasional event planning and management
  • Communicate with other departments/entities on Primary Investigator (PI)’s behalf
  • Resolve discrepancies and issues with stakeholders on PI’s behalf

 

Leadership

  • Opportunity to lead team members in training on new systems/processes
  • Opportunity to serve as mentor or resource for less experienced staff

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • A cover letter describing interest and relevant experience is required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Research Administrator II minimum requirements: Two years of relevant administrative support experience, with some pre- and/or post award grant support experience
  • Research Administrator III minimum requirements: Three years of relevant experience performing research administration in pre-award and post-award grants and contract management
  • Ability to analyze and interpret regulations, determine impact, and manage change
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office suite including Teams, Adobe Acrobat
  • Demonstratable experience and knowledge using Excel –for example, using formulas, calculating values in multi-step processes, preparing account reports, and working with pivot tables
  • Basic understanding of accounting and terminology. Experience managing accounts, account reconciliation, account reporting, etc.)
  • Demonstratable experience with successful planning, organizing, and prioritizing your work
  • Ability to source data from systems and generate customized reports
  • Ability to navigate complex internal systems and departments
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe software
  • Ability to edit basic web pages
  • A focus on excellent customer service
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Thrives in environment of sharing information and learning with colleagues
  • Interest in working on process improvement with team
     

Other Requirements

  • Maintain regular work hours  
  • Able to prioritize and perform multiple duties received from multiple sources and/or situations requiring time sensitivity without loss of efficiency or accuracy
  • Enjoy interacting professionally with a variety of individuals, both internal to Fred Hutch and with external partners
  • Able to carry-out simple and/or detailed oral and written instructions
  • Complete assigned tasks with minimal or no supervision
  • Exercise independent judgment and make appropriate decisions
  • Enjoy learning new systems and skills and adapt quickly to evolving work priorities and demands

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience with research administration in an academic or non-profit organization
  • Federal grant management experience, preferably with the National Institutes of Health
  • Knowledge of Uniform Guidance and government funding rules
  • Experience supporting lab-based research
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory guidelines such as compliance with Institutional Review Board processes for human subject and animal use, handling etiologic materials or recombinant DNA, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Fred Hutch policies and procedures
  • Certified Research Administrator 
  • Bachelor’s degree

 

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.

Research Administrator IV

Basic Sciences Division
Category: Research Administration & Faculty Affairs
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 23237

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   


The Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutch is seeking an experienced Research Administrator (RA) to join our team of Research Administrators. We seek someone with administrative experience in pre- and post-award grant and contract administration to facilitate the work of our preeminent scientists. The position serves as a liaison between assigned faculty and the Fred Hutch central administrative departments and as such has an opportunity to provide a broad array of administrative support functions. The RA supports and ensures compliant and effective funding, budget and regulatory administration and general administrative support for one or several Principal Investigators and their labs. The RA collaborates with Principal Investigators and their lab members and interfaces with other departments as needed to complete job responsibilities. The RA works autonomously to complete nonscientific grant content and tasks, facilitate human resource activities for the laboratories, advises the PIs on relevant matters and develops effective solutions to administrative issues but is also part of a team of colleagues performing similar duties. We seek someone with skills in research administration as well as strong organizational skills, an interest in continuous learning, a sense of humor and a desire to work in a supportive and collegial community.

 

This role will have the opportunity to work partially at our campus and remotely.

Responsibilities

Budget/Fiscal Management

  • Participate in strategic planning activities for the faculty such as setting administrative goals related to their portfolio of funding, tracking administrative due dates and related activities
  • Develop, monitor, track, and project the budgets for a complex portfolio of projects with multi-variable aspects (multi-site, sub awards etc.)
  • Develop, run, and analyze reports aimed at oversight of over/under spending, compliance with regulations and forecasting future expenses
  • Funding source administration- Lead the process of preparing grant submissions and post award activities by conducting tasks such as:
    • Working with faculty to develop timelines and strategies for responses/requests
    • Completion of all technical/non-scientific steps and assigned technical or scientific portions of submissions
    • Prepare and review budgets, identify discrepancies and provide recommendations to the PI on scenarios to resolve the issues with appropriate stakeholders 

Regulatory Support

  • Prepare/Consult/Advise PIs on non-scientific portions of regulatory applications/submissions (human subject and animal regulatory requirements, material transfer agreements, etc.)
  • Identify missing regulatory components that are required and resolve issues to ensure successful submission or renewal
  • May advise or consult with Center leadership on changes to Center-wide policies/procedures and help create implementation plans in response to changing regulatory requirements (e.g. Uniform Guidance)
  • Serve as a central point of contact to answer questions and facilitate solution

Administrative Support

  • Identify administrative needs for the department or PI(s); prioritize and ensure related tasks are completed
  • Identify space and resource shortages and develop recommendations to resolve related issues
  • Oversee the management of projects including occasional event planning and management
  • Communicate with other departments/entities on Primary Investigator (PI)’s behalf
  • Resolve discrepancies and issues with stakeholders on PI’s behalf

Leadership

  • Opportunity to lead team members in training on new systems/processes
  • Opportunity to serve as mentor or resource for less experienced staff

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

 

A cover letter is required for this position.  

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Five years of relevant experience performing research administration in pre-award and post-award grants and contract management
  • Ability to analyze and interpret regulations, determine impact, and manage change
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe software
  • Skilled in application of Excel formulas and functions for use in budget analyses, projections, and reports
  • A focus on excellent customer service
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Thrives in environment of sharing information and learning with colleagues

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree

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.

Research Technician I - II

Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 22497

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   


The Brent lab is seeking a Research Technician I-II to support our research in the causes and consequences of non-genetic phenotypic variation.

 

The project specifically includes design and construction of "controllers", complex artificial systems allowing tunable variation-suppressed suppressed expression of genes in mammalian cells.  The Research Technician II will also be involved in efforts to develop Augmented Reality (AR) methods and protocols to aid the controller project, and to in work to learn how to use AR to enable other researchers to better carry out a variety of fundamental experimental manipulations.

 

For this position, we are hoping to find an extraordinary and dedicated individual.  The lab is a multidisciplinary environment and offers a number of intellectual growth paths by which scientists willing to engage can continue to develop scientifically.  Initial funding for this position is for one year but position would be maintained if funding permits.

Responsibilities

This position might call for research activities that include but are not limited to:

  • Generation of variation-suppressed expression constructs to control genes in mammalian cells.
  • Generation and testing of large numbers of intermediate constructs carrying out subfunctions, en route to assembly and testing of the best expression controllers.
  • Facile of contemporary DNA assembly methods including in vitro assembly and relevant construction methodologies in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
  • Use of software to plan DNA constructions and ability to quickly use lab and other image cytometric software to quantify gene expression in single mammalian cells.
  • Use of flow cytometry and flow cytometric methods.
  • Updating of standard molecular cell biology/genetic techniques, including retroviral and lentiviral gene transduction, CRISPR, and next gen sequencing analysis, as methods change, based on input from other scientists, literature.
  • Engagement with rapidly developing AR and ancillary technologies to aid research projects, willingness to participate in developmental work that will enable others to benefit from this new medium, and possible help with translation to AR representations.
  • Aid with conventional training of laboratory staff and students.
  • Development and updating of laboratory procedures, practice in presentation of data at lab meetings as warranted.
  • Participation in local and national scientific meetings as warranted.

Qualifications

  • Research Technician I
    • BS or BA degree or higher in Biochemistry, Genetics, Cell Biology.
    • A background in molecular biology, DNA work, and mammalian cell culture.
  • Research Technician II
    • Intermediate level position requires a BS or BA degree or higher in Biochemistry, Genetics, Cell Biology.
    • A minimum of 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory.
    • A background in molecular biology, DNA work, and mammalian cell culture.
    • Demonstrated facility with contemporary DNA assembly methods.

 

Strong candidates should have experience with genetics in a prokaryotic system, or in the model systems S. cerevisiae, C. elegans, or D. melanogaster. Relevant research experience with some combination of genetics, molecular biology, single cell assays, DNA/genomic based analytical methods, and cell culture.

 

To APPLY please submit your application with the following:

  • Statement of current work and research interest (up to 1 page).
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Names and email addresses of three references that can speak of your research abilities.

 

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.

Research Technician II

Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 23478

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

 

A Research Technician II position is available in the Parkhurst lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.  A hallmark of many diseases and cancers is a dysfunctional cytoskeleton.  A properly functioning cytoskeleton is needed for a wide variety of cellular events ranging from cell shape to cell signaling and migration/metastasis. The Parkhurst lab uses multidisciplinary approaches to study dynamic cytoskeleton processes in the regulation of normal developmental events and when mis-regulated in diseases/cancer.  

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate interested in the topics of wound healing and/or nuclear envelope budding/organization using the Drosophila model system.

 

Additional information about the research in the Parkhurst lab can be found at:

https://research.fredhutch.org/parkhurst/en.html

 

** This is an ideal position for a recent enthusiastic graduate who wants to gain an intense research experience before pursuing graduate and/or medical school.

Responsibilities

The research tech will primarily carry out an independent research project that involves cell biology, developmental genetics, and molecular biology.  Other responsibilities include general lab maintenance (ordering, caring for Drosophila flies, fly media preparation), and other duties as needed.  We are looking for candidates that can thrive in a fast paced environment, that value teamwork, that support diversity, and who are great communicators.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in a biological science and bench research experience are required.
  • Reliability is essential.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good quantitative skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • To be successful in this position, the technician must have scientific curiosity, a high level of self-motivation, the ability to take instruction and correction and to follow directions, good organizational skills, the ability to work and think independently, and wants to stay at least two years.
  • Must be able to distinguish different intensities and hues of red color.
     

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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