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Job Title: Research Technician I, Vaccine Design
Company Name: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Seattle, WA S
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/07/2017
Expire Date: 12/07/2017
Job Categories: Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Science, Quality Control, Research & Development, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Research Technician I, Vaccine Design


Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


The McGuire lab, within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, is recruiting a technician to assist with a project involving the design and testing of novel vaccines against HIV-1. The main focus will be the cloning, expression, purification, and characterization of recombinant proteins. Additionally, the candidate will perform some general lab duties. The candidate will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator.


  • Design cloning strategies using both PCR-based and synthetic DNA.
  • Expression and purification of protein from mammalian cell culture.
  • Antibody binding assays –ELISA, BLI
  • Antibody purification from Human serum and from immunized animals.
  • Cell culturing and virus neutralization assays
  • Collect and analyze data and maintain experimental records
  • Perform statistical analysis of test results and prepare written reports on work performed.
  • Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Perform other duties as required.


BA/BS degree required with experience in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Immunology or similar areas of focus. Expertise with tissue culture and recombinant DNA is required. On-hands experience with protein purification is preferred. The candidate must be someone with great attention to detail, who is well-organized, self-motivated, and able to efficiently manage time and experiments. Salary will be commensurate with (appropriate) experience. 

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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 escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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