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 Hutchs 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 nations first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Womens 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 employeeswho bringdifferent and innovativeways of seeing the world and solving problems.Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.Weare committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity,antiracism, and inclusion.
The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) Laboratory Program is part of an international collaboration of scientists and educators searching for an effective and safe HIV vaccine. The HVTNs mission is to develop preventive HIV vaccines. The organization conducts all phases of clinical trials from evaluating experimental vaccines for safety and the ability to stimulate immune responses to testing vaccine efficacy. We are recruiting 2 FTEs Laboratory Technicians II to assist with running immunology assay, assay development and sample processing.
This position is generally scheduled Monday-Friday, with some flexibility in the daily start time between 9 and 11 am.
Handle blood products using sterile aseptic techniques and tissue culture techniques.
Isolate and cryopreserve PBMC, separate and aliquot serum, plasma and semen, and isolate cells for DNA preparations.
Handle, receive, ship, and inventory temperature dependent samples following DOT and IATA requirements for diagnostic specimens.
Collect, record, and enter research data. Maintain precise laboratory records. Operate under GLPs.
Communicate and coordinate scheduling with clinical staff.
Maintain and operate all laboratory equipment within the laboratory. Perform general maintenance and cleaning on laboratory equipment, such as centrifuges, microscopes, ultra low freezers, automated cell counters, and biological safety cabinets.
Prepare and maintain reagents, stocks, and cultures necessary to perform work.
Collect and analyze data.
Order and maintain supplies.
Author SOPs for supplies, reagents and equipment as necessary.
Maintain records for experiments and quality control for the laboratory.
H.S. diploma or equivalent; BA/BS STRONGLY preferred.
General computer/data entry experience required.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Experience with working with human biological samples is STRONGLY preferred.
The technician must show initiative, the willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player.
Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work independently are essential to success in this position, as are good communication and organizational skills.
Must also be flexible and willing to work evenings and some weekends.
Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.