Lab Technician I

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Laboratory Research Sciences


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.

With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. 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 value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


The Lab Technician I has primary responsibility for the material components of the Science Education Partnership’s (SEP) Kit Loan Program, overseeing the packing and restocking of over 88 available kits for 25 different curricula, which are loaned out 400 times annually for two-week periods to middle and high school science teachers. These kits serve over 16,000 students (and supporting over 35,000 student-uses of materials) annually across Washington State. The Lab Technician plays a key role in helping engage a broad and diverse group of students in science as well as promoting awareness of Fred Hutch in our community.


Kit and Materials Preparation

  • Pack, unpack and inventory kit items
  • Prepare reagents and maintain backup stocks
  • Perform quality control tests 


Data Entry

  • Data entry and kit tracking in FileMaker/Airtable database
  • Provide technical support for the SEP inventory system


Administrative Tasks

  • Contribute to design and delivery of SEP’s external communications, including newsletter and social media
  • Assisting SEP team with other administrative tasks (ex: data entry/collection, mailing etc.)


Curriculum and Education Support

  • In conjunction with the SEP team, develop new curriculum ideas and methods
  • Draft student and teacher written resources
  • Create new protocols and troubleshoot their effectiveness for classroom use
  • Participate in delivering SEP’s educational programming for high school students
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to high school students through SEP programs


Training and Supporting Kit Interns

  • Under the supervision of SEP staff, train new undergraduate student interns



  • Please submit cover letter when applying
  • High school diploma or GED with interest in the sciences
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to follow directions and ask for clarification
  • Punctual and reliable, with strong time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including strong writing skills
  • Client/Customer service experience


  • College coursework in biology and chemistry, with quantitative analytical skills
  • Experience with molecular biology lab work (including handling reagents, micropipetting, and gel electrophoresis)
  • Experience with inventory tracking
  • Experience in an environment that provides resource support to educators

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center 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, prior to their first day of employment:
Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR
Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).


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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