Cellular Production Associate II

Job ID
Regular Full-Time


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 primary responsibility of a Cellular Production Associate II-III is to execute manufacturing operations in the production of modified cellular products for patients participating in clinical protocols using cellular therapy. Clinical manufacturing in the Cell Processing Facility (CPF) requires following applicable current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in a cleanroom processing environment.


  • Utilizing aseptic techniques, perform a variety of open cell product manipulations in an ISO 5 biosafety cabinet.
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and complete required processing documentation such as production batch records.
  • Perform cell processing operations such as cell selection/depletion, expansion, stimulation, transduction, cryopreservation, and patient infusion preparation.
  • Review executed GMP records for compliance with procedure.
  • Identify deviations from approved policies and procedures. Document deviation, investigate occurrence, and contribute to CAPA development.
  • Maintain and operate primary process equipment, such as incubators, centrifuges, cell sorting/selection equipment, and controlled-rate freezers.
  • Participate in problem-solving and troubleshooting for cell processing operations and equipment. Assist in the evaluation of current practices and operations and help to implement changes to improve performance.
  • Contribute to Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA) completion, and assist in the execution of change controls.
  • Participate in quality/compliance improvement and technical development projects.
  • Develop training skills, train junior associates.
  • Act as Protocol Champion on existing protocols, assessing materials readiness using a Bill of Materials.
  • As Protocol Champion, report production status and production run summary data.
  • Assess the need for batch record updates and manage document change requests.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a biological science or equivalent cGMP manufacturing bioprocessing experience.
  • Experience with open aseptic processing, working in biosafety cabinets.
  • Experience with fundamentals of cell culture.
  • Must be able to work efficiently, with strong attention to detail in a highly regulated environment.
  • Proficiency with standard computer programs (MS Office).
  • Must be able to support teamwork, and communicate effectively in a diverse team environment.
  • Must demonstrate solid time management and organizational skills, and strong verbal and written communication.
  • Must be able to wear clean room attire, surgical masks, and all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Must have the ability to stand and to work in a biosafety cabinet for long periods.
  • Meets physical requirements of the job, as follows: can lift a minimum of 25 pounds and the ability to bend, reach, stretch, and climb ladders.
  • Ability to work non-standard shifts and occasional weekend days


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.

Cellular Production Associate II:

The hourly pay range for this position is from $34.05 to $51.06 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  


Cellular Production Associate III:

The hourly pay range for this position is from $39.42 to $59.11 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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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