Research Technician I-II, Pancreas and Biliary Cancer Pathogenesis

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 Kugel Laboratory is accepting applications for a Research Technician position. The laboratory uses basic and translational research approaches to explore pathogenic mechanisms and novel targeted therapies in cholangiocarcinoma, a highly lethal malignancy of the liver bile ducts. Successful candidates will learn to generate and exploit a series of fundamental cancer model systems including genetically engineered murine models (GEMMs), patient-derived xenografts and novel human cancer cell lines.


In addition, the incumbent will have the opportunity to become involved with all the steps of research being completed by the group and contribute to publications, with the ultimate goal of translating their findings into novel clinical trials for cholangiocarcinoma patients. Scientific methodologies and areas of focus include animal models and murine genetics, molecular biology, cell biology and metabolism, proteomics, biochemistry, pharmacology, and genomics. The experience gained in the lab will useful for pursuing a career as a researcher or physician. 



  • A bachelor’s degree in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or related fields
  • The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, and able to work independently as well as part of a team in a challenging environment
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are necessary
  • Significant research experience outside of coursework (less than two years for research technician I and more than two years of professional experience for research technician II)



  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and murine models is desirable.


Application Instructions:

Please apply by submitting your resume and a brief letter of intent (less than one page).  Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply.


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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