Research Technician I

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Clinical Research Support Services


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.


This position is in a service laboratory within the Research Cell Bank in Shared Resources. The laboratory provides cell banking services to researchers at Fred Hutch and around the world.

The Research Technician will be responsible for the processing of human blood samples, including isolation, purification, and cryopreservation of lymphocytes and the transformation, expansion, and cryopreservation of B-lymphoblastoid cell lines. Candidates should be familiar with the use of molecular biology techniques such as DNA extraction, PCR, and DNA typing. Responsibilities will also include the performance of quality control procedures for tissue culture and DNA, the recording of data and maintenance of a laboratory database, and participation in the privatization of laboratory activities. The position may involve work on some weekends and/or evenings.


This position will have a Monday – Friday schedule.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a biological field is required
  • At least 3-6 months of tissue culture or clinical sample processing (blood) experience is required
  • Experience with standard molecular biology techniques, and DNA quantification and purification are required
  • Experience using computer application software, including Microsoft Excel and Power-Point is required
  • Motivation and willingness to work with blood samples and a large number of cultured cell lines
  • Organizational skills and the ability to take detailed and accurate laboratory notes are essential
  • Ability to multi-task with precise attention to detail is especially critical
  • Must be able to work under pressure in a highly dynamic environment where priorities can shift without advance warning
  • The ability and desire to work cooperatively with others in a team environment
  • Flexibility regarding the work schedule


  • At least one-year experience in a biotechnology type lab is strongly preferred


Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment. 

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

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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