Research Technician II, Cell Biology

Employer
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location
Queen Anne, Washington, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 29, 2021
Closes
Sep 09, 2021
Ref
2345670676
Discipline
Biology, Genetics
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
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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 Tech II position is available in the Parkhurst lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research 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 following research areas using the Drosophila model system:

(1) nuclear envelope budding/organization and (2) cell wound repair.

The research tech will primarily carry out an independent research project that involves cell biology, developmental genetics, and molecular biology. They will also 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. We are looking for candidates that can thrive in a fast paced environment, that value teamwork, that support diversity, and who are great communicators.

  • A bachelor's degree in a biological science and 2+ years' lab 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.

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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