Research Technician II/III - Kiem Lab

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


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A Clinical Research Division laboratory, Kiem Lab, that studies hematopoietic stem cell and T cell biology is recruiting a Research Technician II/III to participate in projects focused on novel gene therapy and gene editing strategies for HIV cure.  Using established preclinical and in vivo models of HIV persistence, the technician will optimize and perform diverse immunological assays, process primary tissue samples, and participate in novel assay development. Although the position will focus primarily on samples infected with HIV and related viruses, applying similar approaches for other diseases and pathologies will also be explored. The technician will work under the PI and a senior member of the laboratory, within a diverse team of technicians, graduate students, and post-graduate researchers.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. A Master’s or equivalent degree is preferred.
    • Research Technician II minimum qualifications - Intermediate level position requiring at least 3 years previous experience working in a laboratory and BA/BS. Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is usually necessary.
    • Research Technician III minimum qualifications- Senior level position requiring extensive experience in a laboratory.  Generally, the incumbent will possess a Master's degree in a related scientific field.
  • The individual must have experience with multicolor flow cytometry
  • Previous experience in infectious and/or genetic diseases, and a background in hematopoietic stem cell and/or T cell biology are highly desired
  • Experience is preferred in one or more of the following areas: hematopoietic stem cell cultures/model systems, chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell manufacturing, in vivo studies, flow-assisted cell sorting, and/or molecular biology techniques e.g. quantitative PCR and plasmid cloning.
  • Previous experience in gene therapy/gene editing, and/or basic bioinformatics is desired, but not required.


To be successful in this position, the candidate must be highly motivated and able to work independently to design and execute experiments, possess a high level of initiative and attention to detail, and must also be able to multi-task. Candidates with excellent organizational skills and communication skills (written and oral) 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 your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

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