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Research Technician I

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 Silberstein Lab is looking for a Research Technician I. The main goal of the laboratory is to combine basic stem cell biology and clinically relevant murine models in order to develop new therapeutic approaches to promote hematopoietic stem cell function in bone marrow failure and to enhance hematopoietic reconstitution after bone marrow transplantation. We are particularly interested in using microenvironment-derived molecules as drugs or therapeutic targets and have identified several novel niche factors using proximity-based single cell analysis as a discovery strategy (for details, please see Silberstein et al, Cell Stem Cell 2016, Goncalves, Silberstein et al, Cell 2016).




A successful candidate will work as a part of the highly collaborative team and focus on conducting animal experiments which involve stem cell transplantation, fluorescently activated cell sorting/analysis and molecular studies of stem cells/progenitors. They will also share responsibility for murine colony maintenance.


The incumbent will be part of a Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Program at Fred Hutch and interact closely with other laboratories within the Program (Kiem, Adair, Bernstein, Hadland, Doulakov) and those within Integrated Immunotherapy Research Center (Dudakov, Headley).





  • Bachelor's degree in a biological science and some research experience or laboratory knowledge. Must have scientific knowledge in the area of study and basic laboratory skills. Independent research experience in addition to school lab experience is also necessary.
  • Strong interest in stem cell research/bone marrow disorders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • To be successful in this position, the technician must be highly motivated, have a high level of initiative, work carefully, and keep detailed records. They must also be capable of working independently in a teamwork environment and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Please include a Cover Letter addressed to Dr. Silberstein outlining how your experience and training aligns with the research initiatives of the Silberstein Lab.



  • Previous experience working with murine models is not essential, but one of the chief responsibilities will involve handling the animals daily and performing standard procedures.
  • Some multi-parameter flow cytometry experience (undergraduate research or post-graduation).
  • Candidates considering medical/graduate schools are encouraged to apply.


The hourly pay range for this position is from $22.21 to $31.61 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.