Research Technician I-II

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Laboratory Research Sciences


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


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.   


A Research Technician I-II position is available immediately to join the laboratory of Scott N. Furlan in the Clinical Research Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle, WA in the newly refurbished Steam Plant building.  Fred Hutch provides a highly interactive and supportive environment and it consistently ranks in the top 20 best places to work for postdocs, as surveyed by The Scientist.


The candidate will contribute to multiple projects in blood and marrow transplantation and pediatric oncology using cutting-edge single-cell genomic technologies.  The successful applicant will have a basic background knowledge of genomics.  Day to day activities will include sample processing, single cell capture, sequencing library preparation, and bioinformatic analysis of resulting data. Balance will be approximately 5-10% bench-work and 90-95% computational.


Minimum Qualifications


  • BA/BS in a scientific field required.
    • Research Technician I - Must have scientific knowledge in basic laboratory skills. 
    • Research Technician II - Intermediate level position requiring 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory.
  • Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience is necessary.
  • Extensive hands-on laboratory experience in genomics and/or immunology.
  • Demonstrated strong organization skill and attention to detail.
  • Fluency in R and/or Python.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability in next generation library preparation.
  • Aseptic culture technique.


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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