Lab Aide (Work Study)

Job ID
Regular Part-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 Brent Lab works on the causes and consequences of nongenetic phenotypic variation but also on means to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery during this century. Much of the work on the latter topic is directed toward support of applied activities directed against pandemic spread of SARS-CoV-2. Brent Lab is part of the Division of Basic Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research. Work in this Division spans a wide range of basic research projects, and DBS is an exceptionally active and interactive scientific environment that offers high quality scientific education to students immersed in its activities.


To qualify for this position, you must be eligible for state or federal work study.


The Brent lab is seeking one or more work study students from Computer Science, Bio-Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related fields of study to help develop supporting software and content to enable Augmented Reality guidance for lab procedures.


Ideal candidates will be available for 19 hours per week and be eligible for state or federal work study. Schedule can vary depending on class or other work schedule. Majority of work can be done remotely.

Job duties:

  • Help develop UI/UX and content for Augmented Reality guidance for lab procedures
  • Help with acquisition, annotation and curation of image and other data to be used for machine learning
  • Contribute to a larger project to use AR to aid biomedical research and development



  • Currently enrolled as undergraduate in a four-year university and be eligible for a work-study program
  • Literate in Linux command line
  • Familiar with Python language and, ideally JSON file format
  • Flexible and able to work independently without supervision


  • The ideal candidate would be pursuing a degree in Bio-Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • Ideal candidates would have extensive programming experience, as evidenced by vettable code
  • Ideal candidates would have experience in object oriented programming and interest in machine learning

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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