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Lab Aide

Lab Aide

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Regular Part-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Laboratory Research Sciences

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We are looking for a dynamic, bright, highly organized, and highly motivated individual to perform routine lab work, including media preparation, glassware rinsing, equipment maintenance, and laboratory organization in the Bielas laboratory. This Bielas lab is located within Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Translational Research Program, and pursues a broad-based methodological approach to elucidate the fundamental and clinical implications of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA mutations in the pathogenesis of cancer and age-related disease.



The successful candidate will work under the close supervision of the Lab Manager and other senior lab personnel.



  • Prepare media and reagents, including stock solutions.
  • Rinse and prepare glassware for cleaning. Deliver glassware to storage areas.
  • Collect waste and deliver to on-site autoclave facility.
  • Perform regular maintenance of laboratory equipment, including cell sorter washes and sequencer maintenance, as specified by manufacturers.
  • Assist in cleaning and organizing laboratory areas. 
  • Maintain laboratory supply levels; request replacements as needed.
  • Generate and maintain a catalog of laboratory reagents and cell stocks.
  • Back up data generated on laboratory equipment to local servers.
  • May assist with experiments and set-up. 
  • Perform clerical duties as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


High school graduation or equivalent required with interest in the sciences. Some lab experience and scientific field of study with college-level chemistry and biology courses preferred. The ideal candidate will be well organized, detail oriented, and self motivated.

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