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 Program in Immunology in the Translational Science and Therapeutics Division is looking for a highly motivated individual to support the development of immunotherapy for cancer. This person will join a team evaluating a new TCR T cell immunotherapy in a phase 1 clinical trial. They may also participate in other laboratory projects involving development and/or evaluation of T cell immunotherapy or graft engineering. 


Responsibilities will include processing and cryopreservation of human blood and bone marrow samples, flow cytometry evaluation of incoming samples, screening patient samples for protocol eligibility and responses, maintaining meticulous records, and organizing and reporting on test results. This individual will have the opportunity to learn and work with a variety of cutting-edge cellular and molecular research techniques. Other duties will include general support of various projects in the laboratory including but not limited to:

  • Ordering, lab maintenance and quality control and improvement activities
  • Plan and perform in vitro immunology cellular and molecular assays reliably according to laboratory protocols
  • Learn new techniques as required
  • Assist post-doctoral scientists as required
  • Analyze, organize, and present data
  • Identify methodological problems in research protocols and implement modifications to optimize experimental results
  • Prepare and present written or oral progress reports concerning studies including assembly, organization, and interpretation of data
  • Assist in the design and implementation of experiments; may be responsible for the performance of individual research projects
  • Conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research
  • Assist in publication of results by proofreading, editing, and contributing ideas
  • May perform statistical analyses, manage research data bases

Please note that part of the job responsibilities includes collecting and/or processing samples from patients enrolled on clinical trials, which will require working outside of typical work hours, including evenings and infrequently on weekends.


  • Research Technician I minimum qualifications: BA/BS in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related fields is required. Must have scientific knowledge in the area of study and basic laboratory skills.  Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience is usually necessary. 
  • Research Technician II minimum qualifications: Intermediate level position requiring 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory and BA/BS in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related fields. Independent research experience outside of laboratory coursework is usually necessary. At least a two-year commitment is preferred.
  • Preferred qualifications: Bench research experience including PCR, DNA sequencing, and flow cytometry outside of course work. Experience in cell separation and selection, tissue culture, chromium release assays, ELISPOT and ELISA is desirable. Experience in molecular techniques western blotting, molecular cloning, viral vector construction is also desirable.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to perform tasks independently and in teams. 

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 $22.21 to $31.61 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.   

The hourly pay range for the II position is from $25.71 to $36.60 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 Human Resources at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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