Director, Genomics

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Staff Scientist


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 Director of the Genomics Shared Resource is a team leader who possesses a broad-based knowledge of genomics technologies and applications.  This person works under the guidance of the Senior Director of Molecular and Cellular Scientific Resources to assist in setting the direction, overall operation, and administration of the shared resource. In addition to operational responsibilities, other activities include providing technical development efforts to advance genomics research support to the Fred Hutch research community.


Assist senior director in defining and implementing strategic objectives, overall performance standards, generating operational budgets, and other guidelines for lab operations. In addition, this role will be classified as a staff scientist and will require hands-on work at the bench and with implementing new technologies.

Primary Job Duties

  • Oversee the Genomics Manager responsible for day-to-day operations of a genomics-based technology laboratory. Respond to needs of staff to maintain productive workflow and positive morale. 
  • Support core manager in mentoring staff and implement corrective action when performance issues arise.
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal and external researcher groups.
  • Provide consulting to user-base and guide them on employing best practices.
  • Develop new assays and technologies that can be leveraged to provide services or meet the needs of researchers.
  • Collaborate with partner in Bioinformatics (Associate Director) to ensure a seamless integration of data generation and analysis and coordination of operations and finance of the core.  
  • Partner with Hutch Data Core and HutchBASE teams to develop and maintain a forward-looking strategy to ensure the Resource maintains a strong standing at Fred Hutch that meets the needs of its user base.
  • Responsible for revenue and expense management of the core. Work with the senior director and SR administrative team on financial management, including providing revenue and expense projections to aid in financial forecasting, billing, supporting collections, and other financial needs.
  • Document and perform yearly performance reviews for direct reports.
  • Maintain expert-level knowledge of protocols and technologies used in the lab.
  • Provide input to senior director by researching products and protocols to improve lab performance and/or efficiencies.
  • Provide documentation for research proposals, scientific publications, and Fred Hutch communications.


  • Minimum requirements include a PhD in a scientific discipline, with at least 10 years of professional genomics laboratory experience.
  • A working knowledge of financial planning and core lab operations is also desired.
  • The candidate must possess extensive experience with using genomics technologies, as well as possess laboratory skills in molecular biology and biochemistry.  
  • Working knowledge of single cell and spatial transcriptomics assays are a plus.
  • In addition, the candidate must possess the ability to work independently and have experience troubleshooting complicated technologies.
  • The ideal candidate will also have a strong track record of mentoring and supporting technical staff, can provide appropriate feedback and corrective action, and can motivate others to perform at a high-level.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are essential.


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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