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Laboratory Technician - HJF (Henry M. Jackson Foundation)

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Location: Tacoma, WA
Full-time position
This position is open to undergraduates.
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11438
Posted: May 16, 2017

The general function of the Biological Science Laboratory Technician will be to provide experimental and technical support for clinical and translational research protocols using a variety of standardized and specialized laboratory procedures involving biobanking and a diverse array of biological research techniques and equipment platforms.


  • Provide technical assistance to ongoing human or animal research protocols; monitoring experiments, observing, calculating and recording results.
  • Consult with research investigators to determine study needs (IRB requirements/compliance, patient consent forms, clinical and medical data collection, establishment of timelines, ordering supplies, preparation of sample biobanking, processing and analysis needs) for IRB protocol submissions involving biobanking procedures and/or coordination with surgical/OR teams for sample collection.
  • Develop and/or follow universally accepted procedures to collect, process, biobank, and analyze biological samples following pre-established protocols, SOPs, guidelines, and timelines in consultation with the study PI.
  • Manage all collected samples, accounting for inventory accuracy, defined location, labeling, and software tracking of the samples.
  • Assists in sample analysis including, but not limited to: immunoblotting, mass spectrometry, next generation sequencing, quantitative PCR, histological, immunohistochemical and immunofluorescence staining, and microscopy.
  • Assist investigators in developing an appropriate experimental design.
  • Generate study specific SOPs in consultation with specific study PI that include sample collection procedural SOPs, sample processing, sample analysis, clinical data and data management SOPs.
  • Assist with the setup, operation and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment as assigned.
  • Assist PIs and study personnel with ordering supplies and general laboratory maintenance.
  • Maintain accurate records, including the inputting of experimental, medical and clinical data into scientific databases.
  • Must be enrolled in Madigan Army Medical Center occupational health surveillance program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:

Must have a Baccalaureate Degree in a science related background with 1-2 years’ experience working in a research or clinical laboratory. Preferable with experience in bench-top molecular and cellular research techniques.

How to Apply:

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