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Radiation Safety Technician

Radiation Safety Technician

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Temporary Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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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.



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. Join us and make a difference!




In coordination with the overall efforts of the Environmental Health & Safety Department, the Radiation Safety Technician performs duties specific to the Radiation Safety Program in providing ionizing radiation safety services to researchers using radioactive materials and radiation producing machines.


This position is a 10 month appointment, August 2018 through May 2019. 


  • Performs routine contamination surveys, audits, bioassays and leak testing in laboratories utilizing radioactive materials.
  • Reports contamination survey, audits and leak test results to researchers and the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).
  • Calibrates portable survey instruments used for radioactive contamination monitoring in laboratories.
  • Performs other technical compliance duties as necessitated by regulation and to provide a safe working environment for Center staff.
  • Emergency response to haz mat spills.
  • Other duties as assigned by RSO.


  • Associate degree in physics, chemistry, biology or closely related scientific field; or equivalent combination of education and experience essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and have access to sensitive information.

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