Research Technician I

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.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   



The Taylor laboratory within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division is recruiting a Research Technician I to produce and test virus and perform lab experiments using cutting edge genetic engineering techniques. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in virology and molecular biology.


  • Viral production and purification
  • Running of standard assays such as PCR, DNA/RNA isolation, cell electroporation, cell line maintenance, and various in vitro and in vivo lymphocyte assays
  • Collect and analyze data and maintain experimental records
  • Directly execute and drive the implementation of viral assays
  • May write up an experiment plan, perform and lead experiments, assist in analysis, and provide a report with data interpretation
  • Assist in the design of experiments; may be responsible for the performance of individual research projects
  • May conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research
  • Identify methodological problems in research protocol and implement modifications to optimize experimental results
  • Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data
  • May perform statistical analyses, write computer programs, or manage research database
  • Other duties as assigned


  • BA/BS degree required with preference for microbiology, immunology or similar areas of focus
  • Preference will be given to candidates with extensive experience in virology and molecular biology
  • The technician must show initiative, the willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player
  • Must be willing to work with biohazardous/infectious agents and murine colonies under carefully controlled conditions
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work independently are essential to success in this position, as are good communication and organizational skills
  • Must be flexible and willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed
  • A cover letter is required for this position

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