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.


The Pulmonary Oncology program within the Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center seeks a motivated, engaged, and energetic candidate to begin work this summer at a world-class translational research center as a laboratory technician. This position will support a NIH project to examine molecular and cellular biomarkers in the blood and lung of patients at risk for, or with, lung cancer. The role will be primarily laboratory based and focus on analyzing human blood and lung samples with some patient engagement for sample collection. Essential tasks will include basic cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISA, and library preparation for a variety of sequencing platforms. Specific prior experience with some or all of these methods is preferred but not mandatory. General laboratory experience at the bench of 1 year during college or after is required. The identified candidate will also be responsible for day-to-day maintenance of the lab and the sample biorepository and work towards independently developing assays required for the research questions at hand. They will work closely with our clinical research team that enrolls patients on study, other labs doing similar work, and our core laboratories that assist with sample processing and storage. They will report directly to the PI who splits his time between the clinic and laboratory. This is a rare and unique opportunity to obtain skills for future training or to start a career in a highly collaborative and diverse human translational research program. We welcome applications from outstanding prospects.


Works under the direction of the Principal Investigator or higher-level laboratory personnel.  Uses limited discretion and judgment in carrying out experiments.



  1. Perform experiments at the bench level to support investigative work.
  2. Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures or cell lines.
  3. Perform and modify documented laboratory protocols and assays.
  4. Maintain laboratory records and compile data on experiments and assays.
  5. Interpret and report on experimental results.
  6. Perform statistical analysis of test results and prepare written reports on work performed.
  7. Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  8. Order and maintain appropriate levels of supplies.
  9. May supervise work-study students.
  10. Perform other duties as required.



  1. College graduate+
  2. BA/BS in a medically related field
  3. One year+ of bench experience in college or following college
  4. Excellent communication and organizational skills
  5. Motivated, energetic, intellectually curious with a drive to learn
  6. Works well in diverse groups of high performing teams
  7. Flexible work hours based on experimental needs


  1. College graduate+
  2. BA/BS in a medically related field
  3. Two years+ of bench experience in college or following college
  4. Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is usually necessary
  5. Excellent communication and organizational skills
  6. Motivated, energetic, intellectually curious with a drive to learn
  7. Works well in diverse groups of high performing teams
  8. Flexible work hours based on experimental needs

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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