Research Technician I-II- Berger Lab

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 Berger lab is seeking a bright and motivated research technician I or II. The individual will perform experiments directed at understanding mechanisms of lung tumor development and identifying strategies for lung cancer therapy, as well as perform lab managerial duties such as inventory maintenance and training of new laboratory personnel. This is a fantastic opportunity for a scientist interested in making a difference in cancer medicine while developing and exercising skills in laboratory management.


  • Murine modeling work including animal handling, breeding, genotyping, and dissection
  • Preparation of reagents and media used in experiments
  • Tissue culture of primary and immortalized human and rodent cell lines
  • Molecular biology techniques such as protein extraction, immunoprecipitation, Western blotting
  • Microbiology techniques such as cloning, maxipreps, minipreps of bacterial cultures
  • Preparation of lentivirus for genetic studies
  • Maintaining organized and complete lab records and inventories



  • Research Technician I minimum qualifications: BA/BS in a scientific field required. Must have scientific knowledge in the area of study and basic laboratory skills.  Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience is usually necessary.


  • Research Technician II minimum qualifications:  Intermediate level position requiring 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory and BA/BS. Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is usually necessary.

Desired qualities and skills:

  • Highly motivated and intellectually curious
  • A solid background knowledge in cell biology and/or cancer biology
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to maintain organized laboratory notebook and computer files
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Experience with murine research models
  • Experience with standard laboratory techniques, including cell culture, flow cytometry, Western blotting, and immunofluorescence/confocal microscopy
  • Interested in long term laboratory management position

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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