• Lab Technician I, Manufacturing Process Development

    Job ID
    11995
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Company
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Location
    US-WA-Seattle
    Category
    Manufacturing
  • 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 and largest 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.

    Responsibilities

    The primary responsibilities of a Manufacturing Lab Technician I is to provide laboratory support for the Therapeutic Products Program process development team.   

    • Stocking and inventory of laboratory supplies, staging of raw materials and consumables, and retrieving materials for use in experiments
    • Assistance with various experimental procedures, such as cell culture, cell counting, media preparation, flow cytometry sample preparation, etc.
    • Cleaning and routine maintenance of laboratory equipment (incubators, water baths, etc)
    • Assistance with ordering and shipping/receiving
    • Delivering/retrieving samples to/from other labs and locations near campus
    • Ability to operate under minimal supervision

    Qualifications

    A High School Degree or equivalent with an interest in laboratory sciences. Minimum of one year of experience working in a laboratory environment is required and completion of college level laboratory coursework in Chemistry and Biology is highly desirable. Ideal candidate will have completed a Bachelors Degree in a scientific field with a strong interest in supporting a process development laboratory involved in human primary cell (e.g., hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) or T-cell) research.

     

    Additional requirements of the position include:

    • Basic knowledge of math and usage of common laboratory equipment
    • Computer skills including work with spreadsheet programs (Excel) and word processing (Word)
    • Able to communicate, read, and write legibly in English
    • Ability to lift 40 lbs and the ability to stand continuously in a laboratory environment for at least 2 hours
    • Detail oriented with the ability to complete written and verbally assigned tasks
    • Ability to interact constructively with peers and support groups
    • Ability to work evening and weekend shifts as required

    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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