• Research Technician III - Mirzaa Lab

    Job ID 2018-28888
    Area of Interest
    Research & Development
    Location Name
    Jack R MacDonald Building
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Integrative Brain Research
    Day Shift
  • Overview

    Here at Seattle Children's we are united by a compelling mission: We provide hope, care and cures to help every child to live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Seattle Children's Research Institute is among the top 5 in National Institutes of Health funding - a sign that our physician-scientists are leaders in research that improves the outlook for children with a wide range of conditions.


    Come join our team!


    The Research Technician III position will be supporting a large human genomics and stem cell team.  We are looking for someone who is extremely proficient with a wide variety of molecular and cellular biology methods including DNA extraction from a wide variety of human samples, PCR-based sequencing methods, cloning, tissue culture methods, microscopy, and immunostaining.  


    This position is with the Mirzaa Lab.  http://www.seattlechildrens.org/research/integrative-brain-research/our-labs/mirzaa-lab/



    Perform laboratory procedures and investigative work as part of a very active research team.  Perform a variety of moderately complex investigative/technical procedures involving molecular biology, genetics and reprogramming methods

    Interpret complex research results and determine whether they are consistent with experimental goals

    Modify experimental procedures or techniques to obtain optimal experimental results

    Assist in the assembly, organization and interpretation of research data. 

    Assist in the planning, execution and analysis of research experiments.

    Maintain and update research facilities and experimental protocols. 

    Perform laboratory management tasks including inventory maintenance and updates, ordering reagents and supplies, supervising and training junior techs and students.


    Seattle Children's Employer Highlights

    • Leader in Pediatric Care: Because of our people, Seattle Children's is recognized as a leading teaching, research and specialty care center at the forefront of pediatric care.
    • Employee Centric: Rated #10 on Forbes Best Employer list
    • Competitive Benefits: We support a healthy work-life balance. Our benefits include employee care, paid time off, health insurance and retirement savings.
    • Transportation Discounts: Company bike program, on-site zip cars, unlimited ORCA transit pass, daily commute bonus provided to staff who us alternate methods of travel to/from work, company vanpools.
    • Diversity/Inclusion: We strive to maintain an atmosphere that reflects our values of inclusion by providing effective and respectful care compatible with each patient and family's beliefs, values, and heritage


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    Required Education/Experience:
    - Bachelors Degree in biology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular or cellular biology, chemistry, or related field
    - At least four (4) year of experience in a laboratory/research setting and/or experience with molecular and cellular biology methods, including work with DNA, RNA, protein and cell cultures, as detailed above.
    - Experience in analyzing data using spreadsheets and statistical analysis techniques.

    - Extensive skills in tissue culture methods

    - Excellent experience with fluorescent or confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, and cell sorting
    - Experience in informatics, statistical methods and data analysis

    - Experience with human reprogramming (stem cell) technologies (preferred but not mandatory) 


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