Lab Aide (Work Study) - Brent Lab

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 is seeking a student from Science and Technology Studies, Library Science, Bioanthropology, or related fields to develop an organizational system for cataloging 45 years of scientific manuscripts and correspondence.

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.


Interested candidates should submit a resume together with a cover letter that lays out: who you are, why you find the proposed work of interest, what qualifies you to carry it out, and how said work might contribute to your future goals.


  • Develop an organizational system to catalog 45 years of scientific manuscripts, communications, and email and written correspondence
  • Convert printed manuscripts and correspondence from hard copy to electronic


  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Currently enrolled as undergraduate in a four-year university and be eligible for a work-study program
  • Must be able to read and comprehend complex scientific articles and professional correspondence
  • Flexibility and able to work independently without supervision
  • The ideal candidate would be pursuing a degree in History, English, Library & Information Science, Science and Technology Studies or Liberal Arts more broadly
  • Possess strong organizational capabilities and works meticulously
  • Computer skills using programs such as Excel and Microsoft Word

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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