Research Technician I or II

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Laboratory Research Sciences


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The Program in Immunology in the Clinical Research Division is looking for a highly motivated individual to support the development of immunotherapy for cancer. This individual will have the opportunity to work with a variety of cutting-edge cellular and molecular research techniques. This person will be responsible for maintaining meticulous records and organizing and reporting on experimental results.


Duties will include:

  • Plan and perform in vitro immunology cellular and molecular assays reliably according to laboratory protocols
  • Process and cryopreserve human samples including blood and bone marrow
  • Assist in ordering, lab maintenance and quality control and improvement activities
  • Learn new techniques as required
  • Assist post-doctoral scientists as required
  • Analyze, organize and present data
  • Identify methodological problems in research protocols and implement modifications to optimize experimental results
  • Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data
  • Assist in the design and implementation of experiments; may be responsible for the performance of individual research project.
  • Conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research
  • Assist in publication of results by proofreading, editing, and contributing ideas
  • May perform statistical analyses, manage research data bases

Please note that part of the job responsibilities include collecting and/or processing samples from patients enrolled on clinical trials, which may require working outside of typical work hours and infrequently on weekends.


  • This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a biological science and some research experience or laboratory knowledge:
    • Research Technician I minimum qualifications- BA/BS in a scientific field required. Must have scientific knowledge in the area of study and basic laboratory skills.  Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience is usually necessary.
    • Research Technician II minimum qualifications - Intermediate level position requiring 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory and BA/BS. Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is usually necessary.
  • Laboratory experience with cell cultures and/or molecular biological techniques is required
  • Self-motivated candidates with excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication skills, and those who work well in a multidisciplinary team environment are encouraged to apply
  • To be successful in this position, the technician must be highly motivated, have a high level of initiative, work carefully, and keep detailed records. They must also be capable of working independently in a teamwork environment and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

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