• Research Technician I-II, Immunology

    Job ID
    Regular Full-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.

    The Rongvaux Lab (https://research.fhcrc.org/rongvaux/en.html) within the Program in Immunology in the Clinical Research Division is looking for a highly-motivated individual to support fundamental research on the mechanisms of immune responses to infection and cancer. The successful candidate will utilize a variety of cutting-edge cellular and molecular techniques to study murine and human immunity.


    The Research Technician will work in a collaborative setting working directly under the Principle Investigator and/or other laboratory personnel to assist in a variety of lab projects using murine models and immunological techniques. The incumbent should be capable of maintaining detailed laboratory records, analyzing data, and reporting experimental results.


    Additional responsibilities depend on experience of the individual candidate and may include:

    • Maintaining/assist in maintaining a large murine colony
    • Design and clone plasmids with current molecular biology techniques
    • Purify and cryopreserve human hematopoietic cells
    • Produce lentiviruses and transduce human primary cells.
    • Assist lab personnel/collaborators with coordinating and carrying out experiments


    Tech I level: A bachelor’s degree in biological science is required. Must have scientific knowledge of biology and basic laboratory skills. Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience is preferable, but will work with the right individual if other research experience is lacking.

    Tech II level: All qualifications of Tech I level with at least two years of professional experience in a related field with relevant techniques.

    Either level must have excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and be eager to learn and to work in a collaborative environment. Strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to multi-task with precise attention to detail is especially critical.

    Experience and proficiency in one or more of the following disciplines is highly desirable: animal husbandry, including pheno/genotyping, and murine models including Cre/loxP transgenics; molecular cloning and related techniques; immunological assays; tissue culture, cell purification, and flow cytometry; and lentiviral production and related skills. Bonus computer skills include Microsoft Office Suit, Prism (Graphpad), and FlowJo.

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