• Research Technician III: Immunotherapy

    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 scientific research by performing bench-level experiments. The technician should be capable of maintaining detailed laboratory records, analyzing data, performing calculations, reporting experimental results in a fast-paced environment, operating analytical instruments, recovering/compiling/verifying the accuracy of research data and managing supplies. Supervises others in these activities.

    • May lead or supervise other laboratory personnel and be responsible for the daily operation of the laboratory
    • Collaborate with primary investigator, and assist in designing experiments; examine proposals to determine projects and methodologies best suited to research objectives and the overall goals of the laboratory
    • Summarize and write for publication or presentation the results of research projects, often as co-author or author. Edit and write reports of research.
    • Consult with the Principal Investigator and others in the scientific community on problems and related projects
    • Determine the most suitable methods to be used in research; determine appropriate experimental controls
    • Conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research
    • Process and cryopreserve (patient-derived) primary human cells
    • Contribute to in vivo experiments using murine models, sample processing, isolation of cells



    • Master's degree in a related scientific field
    • 3+ years' professional experience in a laboratory
    • Experience with tissue culture of mammalian cell lines
    • Significan molecular biology experience
    • Multicolor flow cytometry experience, FACS sorting

    Preferred Experience:

    • Lentiviral/retroviral vector construction, modification, and viral transduction 
    • T-cell cytotoxicity assays, cytokine production and proliferation assays
    • Purification, cloning, and manipulation of genomic/plasmid DNA and RNA
    • PCR, cDNA synthesis and RT-qPCR

    This position will be extended to a candidate who is creative, passionate, patient, and critical, with a strong sense of independence, detail-oriented, initiative, and drive to propel work forward. The candidate must be a team player.

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