• Lab Technician II

    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 HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) Laboratory Program is part of an international collaboration of scientists and educators searching for an effective and safe HIV vaccine. The HVTN’s mission is to develop preventive HIV vaccines. The organization conducts all phases of clinical trials from evaluating experimental vaccines for safety and the ability to stimulate immune responses to testing vaccine efficacy. We are recruiting a technician to assist with running immunology assay, assay development and sample processing.


    • Handle blood products using sterile aseptic techniques and tissue culture techniques
    • Isolate and cryopreserve PBMC, separate and aliquot serum, plasma and semen, and isolate cells for DNA preparations
    • Handle, receive, ship, and inventory temperature dependent samples following DOT and IATA requirements for diagnostic specimens
    • Collect, record, and enter research data. Maintain precise laboratory records. Operate under GLPs.
    • Communicate and coordinate scheduling with clinical staff
    • Maintain and operate all laboratory equipment within the laboratory. Perform general maintenance and cleaning on laboratory equipment, such as centrifuges, microscopes, ultra low freezers, automated cell counters, and biological safety cabinets
    • Prepare and maintain reagents, stocks, and cultures necessary to perform work
    • Collect and analyze data
    • Order and maintain supplies
    • Author SOPs for supplies, reagents and equipment as necessary
    • Maintain records for experiments and quality control for the laboratory


    • H.S. diploma or equivalent required, BA/BS preferred
    • General computer/data entry experience required
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
    • Experience with working with human biological samples is preferred
    • The technician must show initiative, the willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player. Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work independently are essential to success in this position, as are good communication and organizational skills. Salary will be commensurate with (appropriate) experience. They must also be flexible and willing to work evenings and some weekends.

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    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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