Research Lab Manager

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 Collisson Lab in the Human Biology Division is seeking to hire a Research Lab Manager. The Research Lab Manager will collaborate with the Principal Investigator (PI) to develop goals and objectives that align with overall organizational strategy. Responsibilities may also include development of policies, procedures and methods; oversight of laboratory staff; management of projects and resources; and act as liaison and point of contact for laboratory.  The ideal candidate will be able to independently develop, guide, and complete research projects.


  • Supervise laboratory staff and researchers at all levels to include facilitation of recruitment efforts and staffing changes; training, direction and performance management; support professional development; and manage workloads and priorities.
  • Oversee laboratory operations, providing leadership and guidance, support collaboration, facilitate projects, and identify infrastructure and technological needs.
  • In conjunction with PI’s vision, develops short and long-term goals, procures necessary resources and develops plans to meet those needs.
  • Develop and implement laboratory/program policies, procedures, systems, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and study specific protocols within broader framework of program/division.
  • Oversee that all quality assurance measures are taken, and regulatory procedures followed.
  • Manage financial forecasting and reporting activities for laboratory/program.
  • Manage and approve of all laboratory/program purchases and contract negotiations.
  • Identify laboratory/program needs including equipment, inventory, maintenance, repairs, etc. and oversee delivery of services.
  • Perform complex lab experiments and manage laboratory/program projects and resources; work with internal and external partners to define project goals, resources, priorities; allocate and monitor effort and progress, redistribute or negotiate addition of resources as required; and ensure deliverables are completed within projected timelines.
  • Assist in managing various aspects of the grant preparation process including application and renewal process, progress reports, assembling proposals and reviewing proposals for accuracy.
  • Provide tutorials, workshops, and individual training sessions on experimental design, data analysis, and instrumentation use.
  • May contribute toward articles for publication in scientific journals or for presentations at conferences and symposiums.
  • Serve as the laboratory/program representative to represent PI at meetings with various external and internal departments and groups (i.e. regulatory oversight groups, Fred Hutch administration, funding agencies, external collaborators, vendors, subcontractors, etc.) as necessary to ensure success of the laboratory/program.
  • Oversees special projects and new initiatives of the PI as requested.



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Three to five years of progressive experience in a research laboratory setting, or related
  • Two to three years of laboratory leadership experience.
  • The candidate must be self-motivated, able to multitask and to work within a very collaborative environment.


  • Graduate degree
  • Proven track record of successful management of people and projects.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to think outside the box.
  • Proficiency and experience in mouse colony management, genotyping and breeding is highly valued

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 $88,670 to $132,974, and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  


This position may be eligible for relocation assistance. 

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 Human Resources at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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