Research Technician I

Job ID 2020-35810
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
Limited Term
Department
Dev Biology & Regenerative Med
Shift
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Seattle
Primary Location : State/Province
WA

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.  Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

 

As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.

 

Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine. 

 

Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.

 

We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.

Overview

An entry-level lab technician position is available in the Gumbiner lab at Seattle Children Research Institute (SCRI). Candidates should have an interest in cellular, molecular, and tissue biology as well as some basic undergraduate experience in a biomedical lab environment. Basic skills such as pipetting, sample handling, preparing solutions, and keeping lab notebooks are required, and experience with microscopy, cell culture, basic DNA work, and running gels are desirable. More than any specific skill we seek a candidate who is eager to learn new techniques and assays, and contribute to scientific discoveries. The technician will assist other lab members with their projects. Responsibilities include genotyping and maintenance of the mouse colony, histology, basic protein analysis and purification, and other cellular and molecular techniques as they arise, as well as some general lab upkeep.

 

Please submit a cover letter and CV using the link provided. Please note this is a limited term position.

Requirements

Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate field of science or technology OR college-level coursework in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, or in a related science curriculum AND equivalent lab experience.

Preferred:
- Data entry and/or word processing experience
- Experience in analyzing data using spreadsheets and statistical analysis
- At least two (2) years experience in a laboratory/research setting
- Research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, and tissue culture techniques may be preferred.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

 

The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

 

Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

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