• Research Technician II

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Laboratory Research Sciences
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Center’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Careers Start Here.


    A Clinical Research Division laboratory that studies the biology of blood and marrow stem cells and develops novel gene therapy approaches is recruiting a research technician to assist with development and optimization of gene transfer vector production and purification technologies. The focus of the position will be in process development and optimization of large scale vector production and purification utilizing standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices (cGMP) with the goal of manufacturing clinical grade viral vectors. The position may involve additional responsibilities. This position affords the motivated technician an opportunity to develop/utilize both tissue culture and molecular biology skills.


    Intermediate level position requiring a bachelor’s degree in a biological science and 2+ years of previous experience working in a laboratory. Extensive hands-on laboratory experience with cell cultures and basic molecular biological techniques such as PCR and cloning is essential. Expertise in flow cytometry, viral vector production and/or with working in a cGMP environment is highly desired. Independent research capabilities and strong organizational skills are necessary. Good documentation practices, and an ability to consistently perform delicate tasks according to established procedures is of importance. To be successful in this position, the candidate must be highly motivated, possess a high level of initiative, work carefully, and keep detailed records. S/he must also be capable of working independently in a team environment. Self-motivated candidates with excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication skills, and those who work well in a multidisciplinary team environment are encouraged to apply.

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