• Genomics Specialist II

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Clinical Research Support Services
  • 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 genomics specialist II will work as part of a team to provide Genomics services to the Center's diverse research community. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Genomics Resource Supervisor and will support day-to-day operation of the facility.


    • Provide technical expertise to support all services pertaining to NextGen sequencing
    • Maintain a deep understanding of the technologies used in the Resource, and provide advice and support to researchers on troubleshooting issues
    • Implement new methodologies and services to support existing NextGen services
    • Have a mastery of molecular biology techniques pertaining to genomics-based technologies and be able to explain them to others
    • Efficiently manage projects by organizing and multi-tasking
    • Maintain a highly professional demeanor with researchers and associates
    • Maintain accurate documentation of laboratory activities


    • Must have the knowledge and skill-base typically acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology, Genetics, or related field, with a minimum of 5 years of professional laboratory experience
    • Other skills should include working knowledge of genomics-based instrumentation and techniques, as well has experience handling RNA. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are essential

    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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