Research Technician 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.


At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and infectious diseases.  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. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program and serves as the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.  The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) and Coronavirus Prevention Network (CoVPN) Laboratory in the Immunology & Vaccine Development Program of the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division is dedicated to understanding human immunology and mechanisms of vaccine-induced immune protection against HIV and other infectious diseases.


The Fred Hutch offers a vibrant intellectual environment within a beautiful lakeside campus in Seattle’s South Lake Union biotech hub.  The Fred Hutch campus contains five major research buildings along with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and is in close proximity to major research partners, such as the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the Allen Institute for Immunology.


The Boonyaratanakornkit Laboratory within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division is recruiting a Research Technician I or II to perform lab experiments studying antibodies and B cells against respiratory viruses. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in virology, molecular biology, and/or small animal work.


  • 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 and BA/BS. 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 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.

The hourly pay range for the I position is from $21.56 to $30.69 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.   

The hourly pay range for the II position is from $24.96 to $35.53 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.   


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).  

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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