• Lab Aide

    Job ID
    Regular Part-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Clinical Research Support Services
  • 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.

    This Lab Aide will help in support of studies to measure immune responses in subjects in cancer immunotherapy trials. They will be responsible performing basic laboratory duties, and entering data and information into reference databases. They will be responsible for assembling specimen collection kits, helping track, input and collect specimen pulls from the biorepository. Under supervision they will help perform standard and investigative laboratory work in support of scientific research by monitoring and operating analytical instruments, recovering, compiling and verifying the accuracy of data entered into the specimen database.


    This position works under the direction of the Principal Investigator or higher-level laboratory personnel. Uses limited discretion and judgment in carrying out experiments. Part-time expectations are up to 19 hours/week and must be flexible and able to work evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.


    • Facilitate handling of incoming/outgoing shipments to/from the central lab
    • Helping organize and distribute materials required for the labeling, shipment and processing of clinical trial specimens
    • Order and track specimen collection materials, shipping supplies, and general laboratory supplies for CITN Central Lab (CIML). Support inventory replenishment for collection sites
    • Receive and reconcile shipments and shipment manifests from clinical sites; perform data cleaning of shipment manifests in BSI-II; Verify correct data entry into BSI-II
    • Quality assurance and verification of documentation
    • Enter data into reference databases, organize data and generate figures
    • Perform other related duties as required and instructed


    • HS degree is required, current enrollment in a BA/BS program is preferred
    • Must have basic scientific knowledge and basic laboratory skills
    • Computer, organizational, and record-keeping skills
    • Ability to perform meticulous manual tasks and to use good sterile technique
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Highly organized and have a knowledge of laboratory working environments

    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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