• Intern, Research

    Job ID
    Temporary Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Overview

    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.


    The Flow Cytometry Core at Fred Hutch is looking for a summer intern.  The intern will learn the technical aspects of flow cytometry and how it can be used in a wide variety of scientific research activities.  The internship will not be project specific, but will be geared towards a working understanding of the technology and its applications.


    Intern Responsibilities:

    • Learn and perform instrument startup and quality control
    • Develop an understanding of the fundamental science behind the technology, namely the physics and biology
    • Assist in the development of laboratory standard operating procedures
    • Shadow laboratory mentors in their assisting with research on the instrumentation
    • Interact with research base about their projects and applications


    • 7:30 start time
    • ½ day or full day
    • Starting ASAP and running through late August/early September


    • Interns may come from a variety of educational levels, however completion of at least 1 year of a bachelor’s degree program in the sciences is required
    • Good communication skills and an interest in learning
    • Ability to work in a team
    • Reliable and dependable

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    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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 escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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