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Job Title: Research Technician III-IV
Company Name: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Seattle, WA US
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/21/2017
Expire Date: 10/21/2017
Job Categories: Information Technology, Science, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Research & Development, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
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Research Technician III-IV


The Tapscott Lab seeks a senior-level Research Technician to manage the lab with an interactive group of scientists investigating lineage specification and cell differentiation. The lab focuses on gene transcription in a chromatin context in normal development and disease. Areas of research include gene expression in cell culture models of cell specification and differentiation that includes myogenesis, neurogenesis, and pleuripotent stem cells to identify the molecular bases of totipotency, pleuripotency, specification, and differentiation. Models derived from these developmental systems are applied to understand human diseases, including cancers and degenerative diseases.


Cures Start Here. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, Fred Hutch’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Fred Hutch, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Careers Start Here.




The incumbent will work independently under the guidance of and in conjunction with the Principal Investigator in accomplishing the goals of the laboratory and use discretion and judgment in carrying out experiments. Job duties will include the following: 

  • Supervise the daily operations of the research laboratory
  • Address and resolve technical or procedural problems and advise technicians on the interpretation of results
  • Develop and document new technologies and protocols into the laboratory
  • Recruit, hire, train and evaluate Research and Laboratory Technicians
  • Monitor lab safety
  • Act a liaison to other research and administrative departments
  • Establish laboratory standards and maintain records
  • Write reports and contribute to scientific publication as warranted by the research.
  • Assist in the design and review of laboratory space, equipment procurement, and supply purchases




Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of the sciences and at least 4 years of relevant experience.  A broad understanding of the research and techniques performed in the laboratory.



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