Research Technician I

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


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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 Moens laboratory in the Division of Basic Sciences is seeking a full-time Research technician I for the zebrafish facility. The Moens lab studies the development of the vertebrate nervous system using zebrafish genetics. The lab includes a 2,000-tank zebrafish facility with a capacity of 40,000 fish in the Eastlake building on the Fred Hutch campus whose management will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.


In the fish facility:

  • All aspects of zebrafish husbandry and overall zebrafish facility maintenance.
  • Fish genetics (setting up matings, collecting and sorting embryos for genetic traits based on microscopic observation), genotyping (fin clipping, PCR, DNA sequencing), genetic stock tracking and maintenance.
  • With training, responsibilities will expand to include specialized tasks such as embryo microinjection, in vitro fertilization and sperm cryopreservation.


In the laboratory:

  • basic molecular biology (PCR, gel electrophoresis, cloning, sequencing, RNA synthesis, in situ hybridization, RNA isolation).
  • Responsibilities may also grow to include some laboratory administrative tasks (ordering, equipment repairs, database maintenance).



  • Applicants must have completed a 4-year degree in biological sciences.
  • Have research experience in a laboratory environment.
  • Knowledge and demonstration of basic molecular biology skills.
  • Experience in laboratory animal care.


  • Strong interest in aquatic species. 
  • Experience with fish or other aquatic systems maintenance and care.  
  • Possess a certificate in animal care.

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

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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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