• Research Technician II: CAR-T cells

    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 Riddell Laboratory is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated technician to join a team of scientists working in a multi-disciplinary environment on the forefront of immunotherapy research.


    The successful candidate will utilize a variety of cutting-edge cellular and molecular techniques to analyze T cell immunity and support the preclinical development of novel T cell immunotherapies and their translation into clinical trials. This position will be under the direction of higher-level laboratory personnel to provide support to their research, with an opportunity to advance independent research projects. The technician will be responsible for performing bench-level experiments, operating analytical instruments, and compiling and verifying the accuracy of experimental data. The technician will also maintain detailed laboratory records, analyze data, and report on experimental results.


    The position requires a high level of organization, a keen eye for detail, persistence, and accurate and thorough record keeping. We seek a candidate who is consistent in executing lab protocols and can swiftly adapt and troubleshoot new ones when necessary. This position will be extended to a candidate who is creative, passionate, patient, and critical, with a strong sense of independence, initiative, and drive to propel work forward. We seek a committed candidate who is an effective communicator of science; who is confident, and proactive, with excellent interpersonal skills, discipline, readiness to learn and contribute, and eagerness to take on new challenges.


    • Performing bench experiments and maintaining laboratory records to support the work of higher-level laboratory scientists. Such work entails the isolation, culture, and transduction of T cells as well as their functional characterization. The in vivo aspect of this work will require animal handling, injections, and tissue harvesting.
    • Executing and fine-tuning established research protocols, performing statistical analyses, interpreting experimental results, and reporting on the performed work as necessary.
    • Maintaining laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures, cell lines, and other supplies.
    • Managing a research database and maintaining detailed computer-based records.
    • Conducting literature reviews to assist in the experimental design, including the identification of methods that are suitable for answering specific experimental problems.
    • Assisting in the preparation of scientific manuscripts by contributing ideas, proofreading, and copy editing.



    • Bachelor’s degree in biology
    • 2 years of related post-college experience working in a laboratory
    • In vivo mouse model work experience
    • Mammalian cell culture experience
    • The candidate must be detail oriented and a fast and willing learner



    Experience in molecular genetics, viral vector production, multi-color flow cytometry, FACS, and T cell functional assays is highly desirable. The ideal candidate is interested in 2+ years in the Riddell Lab.


    Please include a list of three professional references with your application.

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