Research Technician I, Microbiota and Colorectal Cancer ResearchBullman Lab
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Seattle, Washington
Internal Number: 20926
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The Bullman Laboratory is an interdisciplinary and highly collaborative team of clinical microbiologists, computational biologists, biochemists and cancer geneticists. The core mission of our laboratory is to improve diagnosis and treatment of human cancer to ultimately extend the lives of cancer patients, with a particular focus on gastrointestinal cancers. Using cutting edge technologies and methodologies, we endeavor to move smoothly between large human data sets andin vivoandin vitromodel systems to gain a deeper functional understanding of the tumor microbiome in cancer progression, metastasis and response to treatment.
The Bullman Laboratory in the Human Biology Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is recruiting a highly motivated Research Technician I with expertise in next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology (library preparation and associated analysis) and general microbiology (microbial culture/media preparation, nucleic acid isolation/manipulation) to join our tumor microbiome efforts. The position is intended to provide support for our day-to-day sequencing projects and ongoing microbial technology developments, as well as supporting general laboratory responsibilities.
This individual will work with the PI and post-doctoral fellows using state-of-the-art sequencing technologies, small molecules screens, in addition to genomics and informatics techniques in a highly collaborative, stimulating, and collegial research environment. This position will provide ample opportunities for professional development and the acquisition of cutting-edge skills in single cell sequencing, small molecule screens, analysis of clinical specimens, tissue imaging approaches, research planning and strategy, and data analysis and interpretation.
Specific duties may include:
Anaerobic bacterial culture from clinical specimens
Adhere to standard operating procedures (SOPs) for isolation and analysis of DNA and RNA from patient tissue specimens and microbial cells.
Standard PCR and qPCR analysis
Maintenance and analysis of mammalian cancer cell line cultures
Conducts diligent record-keeping and reporting
Maintenance of general lab supplies, consumables and equipment
Ordering/cataloging of laboratories supplies and reagents
Presenting findings at internal (Bullman Lab) meetings
Other research or organizational duties, as appropriate.
Bachelor's degree in a biological science or related field with lab experience outside of coursework
Highly-motivated individual interested in a career in translational research, with a keen interest in sequencing-based technologies and tissue imaging
Technically meticulous when conducting experiments
Highly organized in record-keeping
Independent, intellectually passionate and able to display scientific initiative
Excellent teamwork, time management and organizational skills
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a dynamic and results-oriented environment
Ability to meet deadlines and multitask efficiently is a must
Basic molecular biology and microbiology techniques, such as bacterial isolation and culture, mammalian cell culture, DNA/RNA/protein extraction and qPCR is highly desirable.
A working knowledge and previous experience in next generation sequencing technologies is highly beneficial to the role.
Previous hands-on experience with in-situ hybridization or fluorescent imaging techniques is a benefit.
Experience in scientific programming/scripting for analysis of DNA/RNA sequencing data is a plus but not required.
Please include a cover letter with your application, detailing your interest and suitability for this position.
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