Research Technician II or III

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


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The research in the Bernstein lab has primarily focused on developmental aspects of hematopoiesis with the specific goal of developing novel therapeutic modalities. In these efforts we have identified maturation linked cell surface antigens and have utilized this information for developing methods for targeted therapy of hematologic malignancies and for isolating and characterizing normal and malignant human hematopoietic stem cells.  Current studies of normal hematopoiesis are aimed at determining methods to direct primitive hematopoietic precursors to commit to a particular maturational pathway or to self-renew. The studies focus on the role of Notch signaling in the regulation of cell fate decisions during hematopoietic differentiation.

This position will be responsible for performing standard and investigative laboratory work in the Bernstein Lab, including performing bench-level experiments, operating analytical instruments, compiling and verifying the accuracy of research data as well as preparing charts, graphs and summaries.


The Research Technician II/III works under the direction of the Principal Investigator and senior laboratory personnel. This position will conduct experiments involving tissue culture with cell lines and primary cells, multi-color flow cytometry staining and analysis, and molecular biology methods, including PCR, etc. 

  • Carry out tissue culture experiments involving cell lines and/or primary cells
  • Perform multi-color flow cytometry assays including staining, cytometer operation and analysis
  • Perform molecular biology methods, including PCR/RT-PCR
  • Perform additional assays as needed, such as ELISA
  • Maintain detailed records of all experiments and data


  • BA/BS or MS in the areas of cell biology, molecular biology or related field and 2 years lab experience required
  • Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is required
  • The Research Technician III position is a senior level position requiring extensive experience in a laboratory and generally a master's degree in a related scientific field.
  • Excellent knowledge of multi-color and intracellular flow cytometry, and data analysis using FlowJo software preferred
  • A background in hematopoietic stem cell biology is highly desired
  • The candidate must be highly motivated, able to work independently to carry-out experiments and multi-task. The ideal candidate will have superior organization and communication skills, be detail oriented and be able to interact cooperatively will all levels of staff

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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