Research Technician 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.   


The Research Technician II position will be in a lab that works in multiple disciplines to address the molecular basis of brain tumors and developing new approaches to their treatment. The research focuses on developing murine models of brain cancer that mimic the behavior of the disease in patients, using a system of postnatal gene transfer to study brain cancer formation in developed murine models, providing a model for the development of gliomas and medulloblastomas.


We are seeking an experienced Research Technician to assist in management of drug studies, support various ongoing projects, and maintain murine colonies in a laboratory within our Human Biology Division. Other responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and maintain reagents, stocks, and cultures necessary to perform the work
  • Maintain and perform husbandry and genotyping of murine colonies, as well as, to maintain associated databases
  • Histology, cell culture, maintain mice colonies, imaging mice, stocking reagents
  • Tag, weigh and record data used for tracking purposes and administer drugs/reagents per guided protocols, including the harvest of brain tumors
  • Perform, collect and analyze flow cytometric assays
  • Maintain records for experiments and quality control for the laboratory
  • Maintain a high level of accuracy for all work
  • Work well as team-member
  • Operate and carry out basic maintenance, cleaning and stocking of lab supplies and equipment
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Must be able to work weekends


  • A Bachelor's degree is required
  • At least two years of research experience with cloning, imaging and histology techniques, as well as in developing murine tumor models, and the associated techniques related to murine husbandry and maintenance is required
  • Demonstrated experience with working independently and in developing and optimizing various assays is also required


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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