Research Aide - Temporary

Job ID
Temporary Part-Time
Clinical Research Support Services


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 Fred Hutch/UW Hematopoietic Diseases Repository is a repository that collects and stores various blood and bone marrow samples from patients diagnosed with various blood disorders or acute leukemias. We aim to be a resource for researchers within our center and for external researchers by providing valuable samples to understand more about acute leukemia. Working in this role will provide extensive opportunities to interact with scientists, physicians, and clinical research team members. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center campus is located in South Lake Union with a shuttle bus that regularly runs between the University of Washington and Fred Hutch campuses.


We are seeking a highly motivated undergraduate student to join our team in a unique research opportunity to assist in accurately annotating clinical information pertaining to the samples. Many of our projects involve contact with other healthcare providers and present various opportunities to learn about leukemia in depth.


The incumbent works under the close supervision of the Repository Director and the Clinical Research Nurse with additional guidance provided by the Repository Coordinator and/or Study Coordinator. Tasks include:

  • Collecting data from medical records
  • Maintaining an accurate and up-to-date database
  • Performing administrative tasks



  • Graduation from High School or equivalent with interest in the sciences.
  • Some lab experience and/or college level chemistry courses preferred.



Students that are organized, communicative, motivated, and have a strong desire to learn about biology and clinical management of cancer are encouraged to apply. Prior research or clinical experience is preferred but not required. The candidate should possess a strong work ethic and the ability to learn quickly.



  • A minimum of 10 hours per week is required.
  • The ideal start date would be 4/03/2023.

This position is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. As such, full COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment, without exception. Booster doses are strongly recommended but not required. If declining a booster, completion of the COVID-19 Vaccination Status Form Questionnaire and COVID-19 Booster Declination Training is required. Because of our immunocompromised patient population, there are no medical or religious accommodations available for any employee who is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. Only employees whose positions are fully remote, who are not patient facing and/or require no access to clinical facilities, may apply for medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination 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.

The hourly pay range for this position is from $18.75 to $24.71 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees access to a retirement savings plan, an employee assistance program, paid sick leave (1 hour for every 30 hours worked), and prorated paid holidays (up to 11 days per year).  

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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