Flow Cytometry Specialist I/II

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 Flow Cytometry Specialist I/II will work as a member of the team to support the cytometry needs of the scientific community.


The Flow Cytometry Specialist I works under the general supervision of the Flow Cytometry Director following procedures in performing daily responsibilities. The Flow Cytometry Specialist II works independently in performing daily responsibilities according to established procedures.

  • Perform all aspects of instrumentation support including instrument maintenance, start up, calibration, quality control, and troubleshooting. (20%)
  • Independently assist clients with the setup of their experiments. (20%)
  • Assist clients in GLP, GMP, and BL2/3 environments. (15%)
  • Maintain accurate department records including instrument use logs, materials used, supply inventories, capital equipment lists, equipment maintenance lists, department purchases and accounting records. (15%)
  • Provide researchers advice in panel design and experimental troubleshooting. (15%)
  • Perform other duties as required. (15%)


Flow Cytometry Specialist I

  • Bachelor's degree in a physical or biological science or equivalent experience.
  • Six months' experience in flow cytometry or lab utilizing flow cytometry desired.
  • Familiarity with or experience in optical systems, instrument analysis, computers, or molecular and cell biology strongly desired.

Flow Cytometry Specialist II

  • Bachelor's degree in a physical or biological science or equivalent experience and 3 years related experience.
  • Familiarity with or experience in optical systems, instrument analysis, computers, or molecular and cell biology strongly desired.
  • Must have 1+ year(s) experience working with flow cytometry either as a researcher using instrumentation or in a core facility/service roll.
  • Demonstrated skill in working with electronics and machinery.
  • Working knowledge of FlowJo software.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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