Research Technician I-II

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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 to 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 Boon Group and the Taylor Laboratory within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division are recruiting up to three Research Technician I or II to perform lab experiments studying or engineering antibodies and B cells against viruses. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in virology, immunology, genetic engineering and molecular biology.


  • Running of standard assays such as PCR, DNA/RNA isolation, transfections, cell line maintenance, ELISA’s, flow cytometry
  • Viral production, purification, and neutralization assays
  • Collect and analyze data and maintain experimental records
  • May write up an experiment plan, perform and lead experiments, assist in analysis, and provide a report with data interpretation
  • Assist in the design of experiments; may be responsible for the performance of individual research projects
  • May conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research
  • Identify methodological problems in research protocols and implement modifications to optimize experimental results
  • Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data
  • May perform statistical analyses, write computer programs, or manage research data base
  • Other duties as assigned


Research Technician I minimum qualifications

  • BA/BS in a scientific field required.
  • Must have scientific knowledge in the area of study and basic laboratory skills.
  • Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is required.

Research Technician II minimum qualifications

  • Intermediate level position requiring 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory
  • BA/BS in a scientific field required.
  • Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is usually necessary.
  • BA/BS degree required with preference for microbiology, immunology, virology, or similar areas of focus
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in virology and molecular biology
  • The technician must show initiative, the willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player
  • Must be willing to work with biohazardous/infectious agents, human specimens, and rodent colonies under carefully controlled conditions.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work independently are essential to success in this position, as are good communication and organizational skills
  • Must be flexible and willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed


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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