Clinical Research Technologist III

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.


In this role, we are seeking a Clinical Research Technologist III with Certification as a Medical Technologist for the Clinical Trials Pathology Lab (CTP); a CLIA licensed histology lab created to support clinical trials through clinical grade processing, staining, and management of human samples. The candidate will perform a variety of molecular testing, associated sample processing, and other tests related to diagnosis, treatment, and post-treatment follow-up of disease or to monitor study participants. This role involves sample processing, operating analytical instruments; recovering, compiling and verifying the accuracy of clinical data; and, performing QA/QC by performing calculations, charts, graphs and summary reports. He/she must adhere to SOPs and complete required training and documentation. 


This position is intended for an experienced molecular technologist. The incumbent is expected to be able to work independently on molecular assay validation with support and direction from the medical director, supervisors, and staff scientist. He/she uses limited judgment and discretion in carrying out procedures and can troubleshoot assay development problems.


Duties will be to:

  • Perform test validation, write validation plans, validation reports, and SOPs.
  • Assist with development of new assays and qualification of new instruments
  • Perform documentations required for QA/QC of molecular assays.
  • Perform standardized clinical/diagnostic tests at bench level.
  • Interpret and report on test results.
  • Log in, record, process, and track clinical specimens.
  • Prepare specimens for long term storage by methods such as cyropreservation, fixed slides.
  • Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures, or cell lines.
  • Perform documented protocols and assays.
  • Maintain laboratory records, compute data and enter onto computer database.
  • Operate and carry out basic maintenance of lab equipment.
  • Order and maintain appropriate level of lab supplies.
  • May supervise work-study students.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical labatory science OR medical technology OR an Associate degree in a labatory science or medical labatory technology 
  • Basic laboratory skills and scientific knowledge in the area of study required.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a clinical molecular laboratory required.
  • MB(ASCP) certification or eligibility for certification highly desirable.

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 annual base salary range for this position is from $65,484 to $96,349 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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