• Research Technician I, Hematopoietic Cell Procurement and Processing

    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 Core Center of Excellence in Hematology, Cell Procurement and Processing Core serves as a nation-wide resource for investigator-initiated research. The Core's work includes standardizing procurement and optimizing processing, cryopreservation, storage, and distribution of G-CSF mobilized and non-mobilized peripheral blood mononuclear cells, bone marrow, umbilical cord blood, stromal cells, and induced pluripotent stem cells.

    The work of the laboratory includes enriching large numbers of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells or other investigator-specified cell types, and providing high-quality populations to facilitate basic research and pre-clinical translational studies as well as performing extensive phenotyping by multi-color FACS of research samples and enriched cells for correlative studies and characterization of processed cell fractions.


    The incumbent works under the close supervision of the Lab Manager or other lab personnel. Job duties include:

    • Perform flow cytometry stains
    • Maintain various databases
    • Set up and calibrate laboratory apparatus and instruments; read and record instrument data; enter and tabulate data; keep laboratory records
    • Perform large scale cell selections
    • Wash and clean laboratory areas and equipment
    • Assist research scientists and research technicians in preparing laboratory equipment, apparatus and chemicals for experiments
    • Inventory chemicals, supplies and equipment. Order laboratory equipment and supplies as needed
    • Assist with library research and clerical work
    • Perform other duties as assigned


    • BA/BS in a scientific field required
    • Must have scientific knowledge in the area of study, superior aseptic technique and basic laboratory skills
    • Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience preferred

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