• Research Technician I-II, Epitope Discovery for Immunotherapies

    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.


    Experimental Immunopathology laboratory focused on developing novel immunotherapies is seeking a highly-motivated Research Technician who will support basic research goals by performing bench-level in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo experiments using standard cell, molecular and immunology techniques.


    • Advance research projects by performing molecular biology, cell culture, DNA, RNA and protein analyses, and mammalian or yeast screening techniques.
    • Maintain clear and up-to-date notebook records of research objectives, methodologies, and results.
    • Organize, present and prepare research findings for dissemination.
    • Willingness to support other lab research projects, such as maintaining cell lines.



    • Hands-on experience with a variety of molecular biology, cell-based assays and immunology techniques is required, which may include protein and RNA/DNA analyses and quantification techniques, tissue culture of primary and established cell lines, molecular cloning, PCR, transfection, protein expression and purification, ELISA, SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, flow cytometry, and mammalian or yeast display.
    • Eager to learn and apply a broad repertoire of molecular biology, immunology and protein research techniques.
    • Able and willingness to perform in a high-paced research environment.
    • Highly-organized and self-motivated; ability to multi-task is a must.
    • Excellent documentation and oral communication skills.
    • Adept at Microsoft Office Suite applications and statistical analyses of pre-clinical data.


    • BA/BS in a scientific discipline is required. Must have working knowledge of basic molecular and in vitro biologic techniques and evidence of independent research experience. Experience with flow cytometry or antibody discovery platforms, such as yeast or mammalian display is highly desirable. 

    Successful candidates will submit a resume and cover letter explaining their background and interest in the position.

    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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