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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Cluster Hire at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center seeks applications from faculty candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community of scholars. In keeping with our commitment, Fred Hutch invites applications for an inaugural cohort of up to five faculty members in any discipline related to cancer, infectious disease, or basic biology research.

 We seek individuals who will actively contribute to our core values of diversity, openness, innovation, and scientific excellence. Scientists and clinician-scientists, particularly those from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply at all academic ranks, Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor. We are seeking faculty members who bring new ways of seeing the world and solving problems. 

Successful candidates will be invited to join one or more of Fred Hutch’s five scientific divisions: Basic Science, Clinical Research, Human Biology, Public Health Sciences, and Vaccine and Infectious Disease.


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Lab Aide (Work Study)

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 18263

Overview

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 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.


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 one or more work study students from Computer Science, Bio-Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related fields of study to 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. Majority of work can be done remotely.

 

Interested candidates should submit a resume together with a cover letter than lays out: who you are, why you find the proposed work of interest, what qualifies you to carry it out, and how said work might contribute to your future goals.

 

Responsibilities

The Brent lab is seeking one or more work study students from Computer Science, Bio-Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related fields of study to 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. Majority of work can be done remotely.


Job duties:

  • Help develop UI/UX and content for Augmented Reality guidance for lab procedures
  • Help with acquisition, annotation and curation of image and other data to be used for machine learning
  • Contribute to a larger project to use AR to aid biomedical research and development

Qualifications

Required:

  • Currently enrolled as undergraduate in a four-year university and be eligible for a work-study program
  • Literate in Linux command line
  • Familiar with Python language and, ideally JSON file format
  • Flexible and able to work independently without supervision


Preferred:

  • The ideal candidate would be pursuing a degree in Bio-Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • Ideal candidates would have extensive programming experience, as evidenced by vettable code
  • Ideal candidates would have experience in object oriented programming and interest in machine learning


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Lab Aide (Work Study)

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 18367

Overview

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 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.


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 1 to 2 work study students from the School of Public Health, or a related field, to assist on a small-scale randomized control trial testing the use of Augmented Reality to aid diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2.

 

Ideal candidates will be available for 19 hours per week and must be eligible for state or federal work study. There will be a combination of work involving remote and in person work at Fred Hutchinson starting Winter Quarter 2021.

 

Interested candidates should submit a resume together with a cover letter than lays out: who you are, why you find the proposed work of interest, what qualifies you to carry it out, and how said work might contribute to your future goals.

Responsibilities

  • Use epidemiological methods design and carry out a small-scale randomized control trial using a cross-over design
  • Create and Manage SOPs and Protocols for various projects
  • Aid in study recruitment and participant scheduling
  • Instruct and observe study participants during in-person data collection sessions
  • Analyze study results using R, STATA, or some alternative data analysis system
  • Present study results through manuscript writing and presentations

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate would be pursuing a degree in Public Health, Health Informatics, Biology, Epidemiology, Biostatistics or a related field
  • Currently enrolled an undergraduate or master program at a four-year university and be eligible for a work-study program
  • Proficiency in basic research methods, willingness to occasionally assist in general lab maintenance as time permitted (making media, pouring plates, etc.)
  • Flexibility and able to work independently without supervision
  • Possess some basic laboratory skills and knowledge
  • Hiring process will continue until ideal candidates are selected

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Lab Aide (Work Study) - Brent Lab

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 18585

Overview

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 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.

 

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 student from Science and Technology Studies, Library Science, Bioanthropology, or related fields to develop an organizational system for cataloging 45 years of scientific manuscripts and correspondence.


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. Majority of work can be done remotely.

 

Interested candidates should submit a resume together with a cover letter that lays out: who you are, why you find the proposed work of interest, what qualifies you to carry it out, and how said work might contribute to your future goals.

Responsibilities

  • Develop an organizational system to catalog 45 years of scientific manuscripts, communications, and email and written correspondence
  • Convert printed manuscripts and correspondence from hard copy to electronic

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Currently enrolled as undergraduate in a four-year university and be eligible for a work-study program
  • Must be able to read and comprehend complex scientific articles and professional correspondence
  • Flexibility and able to work independently without supervision
  • The ideal candidate would be pursuing a degree in History, English, Library & Information Science, Science and Technology Studies or Liberal Arts more broadly
  • Possess strong organizational capabilities and works meticulously
  • Computer skills using programs such as Excel and Microsoft Word

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Lab Aide - Parkhurst Lab

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 19015

Overview

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 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.


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

Laboratories in the Basic Sciences Division using the Drosophila model organism are recruiting a part time Lab Aide I for the fly media kitchen.  The aide will coordinate with a full time employee to work a regular three day a week schedule with some flexibility to shift days if necessary. Responsibilities include:

  • Preparation for cooks, including but not limited to: preparing ingredients, stocking and ordering supplies, autoclaving foam plugs and other reagents
  • Help aliquot fly media and plug food once it has set
  • Cleaning bottles and preparing them for glassware
  • Serving as back-up cook when full time person is away (weighing out ingredients, cooking food, ordering supplies)
  • General cleanliness and maintenance of fly kitchen and fly wash facilities


This is an hourly position, 5 hour shift (~5-10pm) every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Qualifications

  • Graduation from High School or equivalent with interest in the sciences
  • Some lab experience and/or college level chemistry courses preferred
  • Must be able to lift trays weighing up to 30 pounds
  • Must be reliable and able to produce consistent results

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Functional Genomics and RNA Biology

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 18679

Overview

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 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.


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 Subramaniam lab is part of the Basic Sciences Division and the Computational Biology Program at Fred Hutch in Seattle. Members of the lab come from a variety of scientific backgrounds including physics, biochemistry, and microbiology. The lab places a strong emphasis on one-on-one mentoring and on providing a supportive environment for learning and research. Trainees are prepared for a wide range of careers in academia and industry through learning of broadly applicable technical and organizational skills. We encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups and from any disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. More information on the Subramaniam lab can be found by clicking this link.

 

The goal of this postdoc research project is to use functional genomic approaches to discover and characterize novel mechanisms of mRNA translation in human cells. Our longer-term goal is to identify how these mechanisms are dysregulated across different tissue types and disease states. Thanks to methods such as ribosome profiling and RNA-seq, we have unprecedented genome-wide snapshots of gene expression at single nucleotide resolution. However, our ability to interrogate and predict the functional effects of mRNA sequence motifs on gene expression and cell physiology has been limited. We aim to address this gap using:

  • Pooled deep sequencing methods to measure in parallel the effects of thousands of mRNA sequence motifs on gene expression in human cells.
  • Unbiased CRISPR screens to identify factors that act at specific motifs.
  • Machine learning and kinetic models to quantitatively predict the effect of novel mRNA motifs on gene expression.
  • Biochemical and genetic studies to test the resulting models of gene regulation.

Responsibilities

The postdoctoral fellow will learn and apply cutting-edge deep sequencing approaches to identify novel sequence motifs and protein factors regulating mRNA translation in human cells. They will use targeted biochemical and genetic approaches to characterize the identified motifs and factors. They will learn and use computational methods to analyze large-scale sequencing data and formulate quantitative models.

 

The fellow will have the opportunity to explore and bring novel approaches and ideas to their project by collaborating with other labs at Fred Hutch, including:

  • Melody Campbell (Structural Biology using cryo-EM)
  • Andrew Hsieh (Cancer Biology)
  • Adam Geballe (Virology)

The fellow will present their work at group meetings and conferences, and write up their work for publication.

Qualifications

  • A PhD is required, preferrably in biochemistry, molecular biology or related field 
  • The ideal candidate for this project will have PhD-level expertise in applying biochemical and structural approaches to study RNAs and proteins or in mammalian RNA biology.
  • Candidates with strong expertise in cell biological approaches or cutting edge microscopy are also welcome to apply.
  • The candidate will be highly motivated to learn deep sequencing methods and computational approaches for studying gene regulation.
  • The candidate should be able to work independently and must have strong communication skills.


Application instructions:

To apply, please submit the following materials

  • Your CV including contact information for 2 references.
  • A statement of your research interests. This should specifically address why your background and interests are a good fit for this project.

Graduate students getting ready to complete their PhD are encouraged to apply.


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Cell Biology

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 18791

Overview

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 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.


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 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 laboratory in the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutch uses multidisciplinary approaches to study these dynamic structural elements in various processes including wound repair and nuclear architecture/organization. Our goal is to understand the role of these elements in regulating normal developmental events and how this regulation goes awry in diseases/cancers, thereby providing new avenues for possible therapeutic targets or to enhance the effectiveness of existing treatment modalities.


Our current research efforts are divided among studies of: (1) Molecular and cellular mechanisms of cell wound repair and (2) Nuclear architecture and organization.

Responsibilities

A postdoctoral position for a recent enthusiastic PhD graduate is available in a lab in the Basic Sciences Division to study the nuclear envelope budding or mechanisms of single cell wound healing in the Drosophila model system. The candidate will carry out independent research projects related to these topics. The candidate will also participate in lab meetings and journal clubs, and contribute to the smooth running of the lab.

 

The candidate must show initiative, show a willingness to take on new skills/responsibilities, be able to multitask, have good communication and organizational skills (with excellent attention to detail), and be a team player.

Qualifications

  • Recent PhD degree
  • A strong foundation in molecular and cell biology
  • Background and familiarity with Drosophila genetics desirable
  • Candidates need to be highly self-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


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Hatch Lab

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17837

Overview

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 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.

 

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 fully-funded post-doctoral research fellow position is available in the Hatch Lab in the Basic Sciences Division. We study the structure and dynamics of the mammalian nuclear envelope, and our primary interests are to understand why and how nuclear membranes rupture and repair, and how defects in nuclear membrane stability impact cancer development (Hatch et al., Cell, 2013; Maciejowski and Hatch, Ann Rev Cell Dev Biol, 2020; Young, Gunn, and Hatch, MBoC, 2020). The Hatch lab uses a variety of techniques to achieve these goals with a focus on microscopy and cell-based tool development.

Responsibilities

The fellow will be responsible for developing, in discussion with Dr. Hatch, and executing a project related to the core interests of the lab with the goal of developing a new line of inquiry that the fellow could start their own research program with, if desired.

 

Current areas of interest are: identifying proteins that drive membrane repair and how membrane gap size influences repair pathway choice, determining why chromatin state regulates nuclear lamina organization and membrane stability in micronuclei, developing new tools to track and isolate micronucleated chromatin and cells, and designing new experimental models to investigate how chromosome missegregation into micronuclei impacts cell transformation and tumor progression. The development of collaborative projects with other labs at Fred Hutch or elsewhere is of substantial interest.

 

Strong candidates will have demonstrated excellent abilities to independently design and execute a project, identify and communicate with scientists outside their lab to learn new techniques or topics, and effectively communicate the significance of their research in both oral and written presentations.

 

Qualifications

  • A PhD in biology is required.
  • First authorship on a published manuscript, or one close to submission, is required.
  • The ability to clearly and efficiently communicate data, both in writing and verbally, is required.
  • The ability to work independently is required.
  • Experience with microscopy and quantitative image analysis is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with immunological labeling techniques, including western blotting, flow cytometry, and immunofluorescence, is preferred.

To apply to this position please provide the following:

 

  • Cover letter summarizing previous work experience and research interests,
  • CV
  • Contact information for three professional references.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Molecular Neuroscience/Neurodegeneration

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Post-Doctoral Research Fellows and Associates
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 17709

Overview

Cures Start Here. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle. Its interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Research from its Basic Sciences Division is the foundation for ultimately understanding the causes of — and developing the treatments for — human disease. Careers Start Here.

 

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 Molecular 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

Required

  • 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

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

Research Administrator II-III

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Research Administration & Faculty Affairs
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 19050

Overview

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 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.


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 29 faculty-led laboratories.  The Division is recruiting for a Research Administrator II or III to join our team. The RA Team supports the research of scientists that are focused on understanding the normal molecular functioning of cells as well as the disruption that causes complex diseases like cancer and HIV infection.

 

This position will be one of a current team of 10 RAs supporting the Division’s growing faculty. The Research Administrator II works under general direction from a supervisor and partners with Principal Investigators to support their 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. To provide first-rate research administrative support 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 three 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. 

 

Responsibilities

Budget/Fiscal Support

  • Develop, monitor, track and project complex multivariable budgets 
  • Develop custom report formats to share information with the team/department
  • Run and analyze reports to identify issues
  • Approve budgets and expenses following applicable rules and regulations
  • Work with central administration partners to resolve identified budget and expense issues

Funding Source Administration

  • Lead the grant submission process by conducting key tasks such as: creation and communication of timelines to appropriate stakeholders, completion of non-technical portions of submission, and oversight of institutional signoff
  • Perform key post award activities such as:  interpreting the notice of award, flagging unique aspects or budget adjustments and monitoring and adjusting the teams’ commitments across the portfolio of projects based on awards
  • Interpret Notices of Award with support of colleagues in the Office of Sponsored Research and/or Finance

Regulatory Support

  • Manage renewal timelines and ensure completion of regulatory documents in a timely manner
  • Identify necessary regulatory components of submissions, confirm that required items are in place and escalate issues as needed
  • Determine impact of and develop implementation plans in response to applicable regulatory changes and/or revisions to Center policies and procedures
  • May serve as a central point of contact to answer questions, escalating issues as needed

Administrative Support

  • Complete key administrative tasks such as travel coordination, editing CVs and publications, purchasing and maintenance of supplies and equipment
  • Identify administrative issues for discussion with team and leadership
  • May manage projects including occasional event planning and management

Leadership

  • May act as a resource for other staff
  • May assist in the training and development of team members

Qualifications

A cover letter is required for this position.

  • High School degree required, Bachelor’s degree highly preferred
    • Research Administrator II minimum requirements: Two years of relevant administrative support experience, with pre- and post award grant support
    • Research Administrator III minimum requirements: Three years of relevant administrative support experience, with pre- and post- award grant support
  • 4 years of relevant research administrative experience is preferred
  • Highly prefer prior experience as a research administration in an academic or non-profit organization
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office suite including Teams/Adobe
  • 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.)
  • Excellent written and oral communicator
  • Demonstratable experience with successful planning, organizing, and prioritizing your work
  • Interest in working on process improvement with team
  • Ability to source data from systems and generate customized reports
  • Ability to edit basic web pages
  • Ability to navigate complex internal systems and departments
  • Prior experience or exposure to grant writing/application preparation

Other Requirements

  • The position will start in a hybrid remote work status due to the pandemic and requires the ability to work from home and come onto campus
  • Maintain regular work hours and be punctual
  • 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 Experience and Knowledge

  • Federal grant management experience, preferably 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 preferred

A cover letter is required to be considered for this role.

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Research Technician I-II, Cell Biology

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 18598

Overview

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 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.


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 Priess Lab is looking to hire a Research Technician I-II. The work will involve cell and biochemical studies on cell differentiation and germ cell development using the model system C. elegans. 

Qualifications

  • Research Technician I - Requires a BA/BS, preferably in biological sciences, and independent research experience outside of laboratory course work. Undergraduate thesis preferred.
  • Research Technician II - Intermediate level position requires a BA/BS and 2+ years’ experience working in a laboratory. Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is required.
  • The applicant must have proven laboratory expertise in standard DNA and protein biochemical techniques such as plasmid construction, PCR, Western analysis, and immunoprecipitation.
  • Experience working with C. elegans desired but not essential

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Research Technician II - III

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 18575

Overview

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 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.


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 full-time Research Technician II/III position is available in the Hatch Lab in the Basic Sciences Division. We study the structure and dynamics of the mammalian nuclear envelope, and our primary interests are to understand why and how nuclear membranes rupture and repair, and how defects in nuclear membrane stability impact cancer development (Hatch et al., Cell, 2013; Maciejowski and Hatch, Ann Rev Cell Dev Biol, 2020; Young, Gunn, and Hatch, MBoC, 2020). The Hatch lab uses a variety of techniques to achieve these goals with a focus on microscopy and cell-based tool development.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Dr. Hatch and other senior lab members to design and execute experiments related to scientific goals defined by them.
  • Analyzing, interpreting, and reporting experimental results on a shared lab database as well as in group meetings and at local conferences.
  • Consulting and working with experts outside of the lab
  • Independent learning about how different techniques work to identify optimization parameters.
  • General lab maintenance duties, including checking and maintaining lab stocks, checking and replenishing supplies
  • Maintaining lab records
  • Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays
  • Perform other duties as required

Qualifications

  • Proven ability to independently develop protocols for new techniques, including a motivation to read and synthesize current literature in the field, constant assessment of conditions while executing an experiment
  • Excellent record keeping, a basic understanding of experimental design, and an ability to define the next steps in an experiment.
  • Interest or ability in discussing data, asking questions in a group setting, and asking for help or training are key skills for success. 

Research Technician II

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory. 
  • Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is usually necessary.

Research Technician III

  • Extensive experience in a laboratory.  Generally, the incumbent will possess a Masters’ degree in a related scientific field.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years previous experience working in a laboratory
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Experience with tissue culture and microscopy is strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with basic statistical tests, including chi-square analysis, and one-way anova’s, is preferred
  • Experience with immunological labeling techniques, including western blotting, flow cytometry, and immunofluorescence, is preferred

Application instructions:

To apply to this position please provide the following:

  • CV, including summaries of previous work experiences
  • Contact information for three professional references


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Research Technician II, Cell Biology

FH Basic Sciences Division
Category: Laboratory Research Sciences
Seattle, WA, US
Job ID: 18792

Overview

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 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.


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 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 laboratory in the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutch uses multidisciplinary approaches to study these dynamic structural elements in various processes including wound repair and nuclear architecture/organization. Our goal is to understand the role of these elements in regulating normal developmental events and how this regulation goes awry in diseases/cancers, thereby providing new avenues for possible therapeutic targets or to enhance the effectiveness of existing treatment modalities.


Our current research efforts are divided among studies of: (1) Molecular and cellular mechanisms of cell wound repair and (2) Nuclear architecture and organization.

Responsibilities

  • The research technician will primarily carry out an independent research project that involves cell biology, developmental genetics, and molecular biology
  • The technician will participate in lab meetings and journal clubs
  • Other responsibilities include general lab maintenance (ordering, caring for Drosophila flies, fly media preparation), and other duties as needed
  • This is an ideal position for a recent graduate who wants to gain an intense research experience before pursuing graduate and/or medical school

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in a biological science and bench research experience
  • 2+ years' experience working in a research laboratory required
  • Reliability is essential
  • Good verbal and written communication 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

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

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