• Research Histotechnician I

    Job ID
    Regular Part-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Laboratory Research Sciences
  • 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.

    This is a part-time position for an ASCP certified Research Histotechnician to work 8-15 hrs/wk between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.


    Specific responsibilities for the Research Histotechnician will include:

    • Perform routine and specialized histology support as needed
    • Maintain inventory and order supplies, as necessary
    • Prepare reagents from detailed laboratory procedures and document performance against quality control standards
    • Assist in the design and writing of laboratory protocols for all procedures
    • Assist in organizing work and storage space and general lab upkeep
    • Perform routine and customized/complex immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization on an automated platform, as well as routine and special stains histology
    • Assist in the vetting of antibodies to be used for specific applications
    • Optimize antigen retrieval conditions, blocking, detection, and titer to ensure ideal staining conditions for antibodies
    • Perform other duties, as assigned


    • Bachelor’s degree with 3-4 years of relevant Histology/Pathology experience.
    • HT or HTL (ASCP) Certification plus one additional certification in immunohistochemistry, molecular pathology, necropsy, digital image analysis, or demonstrate mastery of technique. Advanced knowledge in imaging, microscopy, and image analysis.

    The successful technologist must be able to work accurately and efficiently, be detail oriented, and work both independently and within a group. Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills are required. This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work positively in a customer oriented environment. In addition, the incumbent must be flexible and skilled at organizing and prioritizing tasks. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, and Internet Explorer is desirable.

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    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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