Research Technician II/III – Protein Chemist

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 Stamatatos Lab, within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, is developing immunization approaches to activate specific B cell clonal lineages that produce protective antibodies against viruses, such as HIV and SARS-related viruses. We employ a wide range of experimental approaches and technologies and transgenic animals. The lab is recruiting a Research Technician to join our vaccine production and characterization projects.  


At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, all employees are expected to demonstrate a commitment to our values of collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity, and respect.



Research Technician II 

  • Mammalian protein expression, purification and analytical characterization
  • Perform immunochemical assays, such as ELISA, Biolayer Interferometry (BLI), and Western Blotting
  • Perform diverse Molecular assays
  • Cell culturing
  • Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Work closely with our cGMP manufacturing partners for the upscaling of the optimized expression and purification protocols
  • Provide highly detailed data reports
  • Participate in the daily operation of the laboratory
  • Other duties as assigned.

Research Technician III

Performs the duties of the Research Technician II plus:

  • May lead or supervise other laboratory personnel and be responsible for the daily operation of the laboratory.
  • Collaborate with primary investigator and assist in designing experiments; examine proposals to determine projects and methodologies best suited to research objectives and the overall goals of the laboratory.
  • Summarize and write for publication or presentation the results of research projects, often as co-author or author. Edit and write reports of research.
  • Consult with the Principal Investigator and others in the scientific community on problems and related projects.
  • Conduct literature reviews to assist in determining most suitable methods to be used in research; determine appropriate experimental controls.
  • Other duties as assigned.





Research Technician II

  • Intermediate level position requiring 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory and BA/BS.

  • Independent research experience outside of laboratory course work is usually necessary.

  • Expertise in mammalian protein expression and purification is required.
  • Motivation, adaptability, and ability to be a strong team player are essential. 
  • The candidate must be someone with great attention to details, well-organized, self-motivated, and able to efficiently manage time and experiments.

Research Technician III 


  • Master's degree in a related scientific field preferred.
  • Senior-level position requiring extensive experience in a laboratory.


  • Master’s degree with preference for protein chemistry, biochemistry, biology, immunology or similar areas of focus.
  • Knowledge of molecular cellular and immunological assays is preferred.

Applications should include a CV and the names of three references. Candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in the sciences are especially encouraged to apply.


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.

Rersearch Technician II: The hourly pay range for this position is from $25.71 to $36.60 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications. 

Rersearch Technician III: The hourly pay range for this position is from $32.57 to $47.71 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  


This position may be eligible for relocation assistance.

This position may be eligible for a sign-on bonus.

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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