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Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.
At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   
A Research Technician I perform routine laboratory tasks, including maintaining stocks, maintaining laboratory records, and performing experimental procedures. This is considered an entry level position for individuals with little or no prior experience in laboratory procedures. Focus will be on gaining skills.


The individual reports to the Specimen Processing Lead or Manager and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of laboratory service. Special knowledge and expertise are used in performing the technical aspects of the job Uses limited discretion and judgment in carrying out experiments.


  • BA/BS is required. Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience is usually necessary.
  • Take responsibility for the proper receipt, processing, and data entry of all specimens. (40%)
  • Prepare and maintain laboratory reagents, stocks, cultures, or cell lines. (10%)
  • Proficient in processing, extraction, hazardous material shipping and PK processing within the lab. (15%)
  • Maintain laboratory records including performing data entry in the HutchBase LIMS system. (20%)
  • Operate and carry out basic maintenance of laboratory equipment. (5%)
  • Order and maintain appropriate levels of supplies. (5%)
  • Perform other duties as required. (5%)
  • Able to work Saturday and evenings if required, for on call purposes.

In addition to job duties at Fred Hutch, this position also requires access to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which requires COVID-19 vaccination without exceptions.
Accordingly, as a condition of employment for this Fred Hutch position, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment. 
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.

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.