Research Technician II-III, Stress Response and Prevention

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


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.


A research technician position (full-time) is immediately available in an established laboratory in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Translational Research Program. The Kensler Laboratory for Stress Response and Prevention focuses on understanding the underlying mechanisms of the NRF2 stress response pathway, cross-talk with other regulatory networks and targeting the pathway with nutriceuticals and drugs in pre-clinical models and clinical trials.


We are looking for a dynamic, organized, and highly motivated individual who will be responsible for performing standard and investigative laboratory work in support of scientific research by conducting cell culture experiments, working with murine models, operating analytical instruments, compiling and verifying the accuracy of research data; performing calculations; and preparing charts, graphs and both written and visual summaries.


This position will work under the Principal Investigator and work with the laboratory personnel. The individual will use discretion and judgment in carrying out the following job duties:


  1. Manage a murine colony, including breeding, genotyping, and weaning litters, as well as dosing in chronic cancer and diabetes prevention studies.
  2. Perform experiments at the bench level to support investigative work. This will involve two- and three-dimensional cell culture, live cell imaging, immunofluorescent staining, tissue sectioning, plasmid preparation, cloning, retro- and lenti-virus production, and immunoblotting.
    • Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures or cell lines.
  3. Perform and modify documented protocols and assays.
  4. Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays.
  5. Interpret and report experimental results.
  6. Perform statistical analysis of test results and prepare written reports on work performed.
  7. Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  8. Order and maintain appropriate levels of supplies.
  9. Maintain compliance with institutional standards (EH&S and IACUC).
  10. Identify methodological problems in research protocol and implement modifications to optimize experimental results.
  11. Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data.
  12. Assist in the design of experiments; may be responsible for the performance of individual research projects.
  13. Conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research.
  14. Assist in publication of results by proofreading, editing, and contributing ideas.
  15. Perform other duties as required.


Research Technician II - A bachelor's degree in the biological sciences and at least two years of professional lab experience are required. A master's degree in a biological science can substitute for two years of professional lab experience.


Research Technician III - A bachelor's degree in the biological sciences and at least five years of professional lab experience are required. A master's degree in a biological science can substitute for two years of professional lab experience.


Experience with murine models, cell culture and molecular biology techniques are required. The ideal candidate will be well-organized, have a demonstrated strong attention to detail, and a willingness to conduct new techniques.

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