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The Rongvaux Lab in the Clinical Division is recruiting a part-time Lab Aide to perform routine murine husbandry and basic laboratory tasks. The individual in this position must be willing to work with murine models. This position will be available for at least one year, and a longer engagement with greater involvement with the lab also possible. This is ideal for an individual who is interested in an entry-level introduction to a research lab environment and has an interest in immunology and molecular biology.
Time committment: ~12 hours per week.
Responsibilities, under the close supervision of senior lab members:
Weaning, tagging, and cataloging new litters
Maintaining accurate records of cages, complex strain information, and genotypes
PCR genotyping and gel electrophoresis
Stocking lab supplies, preparing reagents, disposing of biohazardous waste
Assisting other lab members with preparing for and conducting experiments
A high school diploma or GED and enrollment in a relevant university-level science degree program (e.g. biology, immunology, or biochemistry) are required
Experience with molecular biology and animal husbandry techniques is highly desirable but not a requirement
Demonstrated accuracy, attention to detail, and manual dexterity is essential
Basic Microsoft Office skills and comfort with learning new software systems are required
Previous or current coursework in biology and past laboratory experience are preferred
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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We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.