• Lab Aide, Program in Immunology

    Job ID
    Regular Part-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Laboratory Research Sciences
  • Overview

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    The Lab Aide performs routine work to support a fast-paced research lab with the Program in Immunology. This position is part-time, 10-15 hours per week. The incumbent works under the close supervision of the Lab Manager or other lab personnel. Responsibilities include:

    • Process and cryopreserve research specimens and maintain timely and accurate records
    • May assist with routine research tasks, including molecular and tissue culture work.
    • Maintain a clean and orderly laboratory area.
    • Rinse and prepare glassware for cleaning. Deliver glassware to storage areas.
    • Process biohazard waste. 
    • Clean and maintain critical lab equipment.
    • Restock supplies and reagents.
    • Assist with freezer transfer and performing inventory of cryopreserved samples.
    • Perform routine screening of cell cultures for mycoplasma contamination.
    • May aliquot reagents as required.
    • Perform clerical duties as required.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.  
    • Many opportunities to train and learn about the laboratory and research as you progress.



    • Completion of a high school degree. 

    • Responsible with consistent attendance.
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Ability to follow directions, ask questions, and receive feedback


    • Some lab experience is preferred.

    • Current enrollment in an undergraduate degree with completion college-level coursework in biology.
    • Experience processing clinical research specimens is highly desirable.

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