Research Technician I-II, Cancer Biology and Genetics

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Queen Anne, Washington, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 20, 2021
Biology, Genetics
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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 Eisenman Lab in the Basic Sciences Division is looking for a Research Technician I-II who will be responsible for performing standard and investigative laboratory work in support of scientific research by performing bench-level experiments, operating analytical instruments, recovering, compiling and verifying the accuracy of research data; performing calculations; preparing charts, graphs and summaries.

This technician will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator or higher-level laboratory personnel. The incumbent will use limited discretion and judgment in carrying out experiments. This position will require the individual to manage, order and maintain the lab's consumables and equipment, perform experiments at the bench level to support investigative work (including working with and genotyping murine samples and maintaining and working with cells in tissue culture). The technician will be expected to prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures or cell lines; perform and modify documented protocols and assays and maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays. Interpret and report on experimental results.

The technician may supervise work-study students and present their data at lab meetings. Perform other duties as required. The technician will aid in the occasional preparation and submission of applications for approval of murine protocols and reagent use.

  • Research Technician I - Requires a BA/BS in a scientific field and independent research experience outside of laboratory course work.
  • Research Technician II - Intermediate level position requires a BA/BS and 2+ years' experience working in a laboratory. Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is required.
  • The candidate must have scientific knowledge in the area of study and experience with tissue culture and basic laboratory skills including cellular and molecular biology are preferred

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.

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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