HLA Lab Manager

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Allied Health


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 CIL Manager is responsible for the overall management of the Clinical Immunogenetics Laboratory (CIL) of Fred Hutchison Cancer Center with focus on maintaining high quality and efficient laboratory operations, effective personnel leadership, budget and revenue cycle planning and management, and continuous collaboration between all sections of the laboratory. The Manager reports to the Senior Director of Clinical Laboratories, and works in close collaboration with the CIL Director, Medical Director and Supervisors.


  • Responsible for operation and administration of the Clinical Immunogenetics Laboratory (CIL), including scheduling, routine testing, analysis, reporting and billing of HLA typing and chimerism testing. Coordinate the activities and interactions of the individual CIL units: Coordinator Office, Cell Processing and DNA isolation; HLA intermediate resolution typing; HLA high resolution typing; serological typing/antigen expression, antibody screening, crossmatching and engraftment monitoring.  
  • Consult with CIL Supervisors and staff in the resolution of operational problems encountered in the daily clinical activities of CIL.
  • Responsible for hiring, evaluating performance, counseling and mentoring of laboratory staff in consultation with CIL Director and Supervisors.
  • Work with CIL Supervisors and Director to ensure compliance with all safety rules and regulatory requirements; such as CLIA, Joint Commission and ASHI accreditation.  
  • Develop operating and capital budgets, monitor expenses and revenue, investigate and report budget variances.  Responsible for CIL billing and charge capture. 
  • Work with the CIL Director, Associate Director of Clinical Laboratories, and CIL Supervisors to develop and integrate long term plans for technical development within the budget planning and monitoring process.  
  • Maintain thorough understanding of CIL testing services, departmental purpose and goals.
  • Collaborate with the CIL Director, Associate Director of Clinical Laboratories, CIL Supervisors, Fred Hutch HLA attending staff, the URD program and Fred Hutch administration to develop long range plans for facilitating communication and improving the clinical services provided by the CIL.  
  • Provide operational planning and support to projects within CIL and across Fred Hutch clinical care departments for continuous process improvement.



  • Bachelor of Arts or Science in Biological Science or in Medical Technology.
  • Five years of experience in the HLA or related field is required. Two years of experience at supervisory level, with documentation of increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and mentor staff. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a variety of health care professionals, and assume increasing levels of responsibility.   
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment is a must.
  • CHT or CHS ABHI certification required



  • Budget and revenue cycle education and experience are strongly preferred.
  • Management education including leadership training, effective communication, personnel management and conflict resolution.


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 annual base salary range for this position is from $106,427.00 to $168,223.00 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 (22 days per year), paid sick leave (up to 30 calendar days per occurrence of a qualifying reason), paid holidays (up to 13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 12 months for professor track faculty, up to 6 months for other scientific staff). 


This position may be eligible for relocation assistance. 

This position may be eligible for a sign-on bonus, up to $7500.

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


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