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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.
The Ferguson Lab (https://fergusonlab.weebly.com) at the Center for Integrative Brain Research, Seattle Children's Research Institute and the University of Washington invites applications for a research technician position.
Work in the Ferguson lab focuses on using animal models to study the cells and circuits that regulate substance use and addiction.
The successful candidate will work with other lab members on new and ongoing research projects and help to maintain smooth operation of the lab. Responsibilities include performing the required experimentation, detailed observations and record-keeping, analyzing data, interpreting results and assisting in planning experiments, as appropriate. The candidate will be trained on current techniques in the laboratory, include behavior assays, rodent surgery, immunohistochemistry, and fiber photometry. The ideal candidate will be able to perform these techniques and run experiments independently.
- 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.
-At least one (6) months of laboratory research experience.
-Previous experience with running behavioral tests in rodents, including operant procedures, and small animal stereotaxic surgery.
-Previous experience with neuroscience techniques such as immunohistochemistry and fiber photometry.
-Familiarity with computers, including data entry and spreadsheets
- Experience graphing and analyzing data using spreadsheets and statistical analysis
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