Research Technician I-Ii

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 3 weeks ago


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 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.

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems.

Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.

The Stem Cell and Gene Therapy (SCGT) program at Fred Hutch is recruiting a Research Technician I-II, with a focus on bench research duties. Bench research experiments will support multiple projects within the laboratory, under the supervision of senior laboratory staff and the PI.


  • Duties may include processing and analysis of primary blood and tissue samples for flow cytometry, next-generation sequencing, PCR-based analysis of cell populations, sterile cell culture work with cell lines and primary cells including hematopoietic stem cells, and ELISA assays.

  • The candidate must also be comfortable working with potentially infectious material and biosafety level 2+ techniques.


Minimum qualifications:

  • A BS degree in molecular/cellular biology or other related scientific fields and prior research lab experience is required.

  • The individual must possess knowledge of basic biological and molecular assays and experience with performing these techniques.

  • Experience is preferred in one or more of the following areas: hematopoietic stem cell cultures/model systems, in vivo gene therapy studies, flow cytometry/flow-assisted cell sorting, and/or molecular biology techniques e.g. quantitative PCR.

  • Knowledge or experience maintaining, and ordering materials is preferred in addition to excellent record keeping skills.

  • The ideal candidate would be familiar with computer programs including Microsoft Office, FlowJo, Graphpad Prism, online spreadsheet sharing documentation, and/or similar products.

To be successful in this position, the candidate must be highly motivated, execute experiments, possess a great attention to detail, and must also be able to multi-task and prioritize work at short notice. They must also be capable of working independently in a team environment. Candidates with excellent organizational skills and communication skills (written and oral) are encouraged to apply.

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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 or by calling 206-667-4700.

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