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.
Perform a variety of hematological, microbiologic, immunologic, chemical and other tests related to diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment follow-up of the disease or uses similar techniques to monitor study participants. Involves operating analytical instruments; recovering, compiling and verifying the accuracy of clinical data; performing calculations ; preparing charts, graphs and summaries. Supervises others in these activities.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Works independently under the guidance of and in conjunction with the principal investigator in accomplishing the goals of the laboratory.
Performs the duties of the clinical technologist II position plus:
May lead and direct other laboratory personnel and be responsible for the daily operation of the laboratory.
Collaborate with primary investigator and assist in designing tests and procedures; examine proposals to determine projects and methodologies best suited to research /clinical objectives and the overall goals of the laboratory.
Summarize and write for publication or presentation the results of research projects, often as a co-author. Edit and write reports of research.
Consult with the principal investigator and others in scientific community on problems and related projects.
Determine the most suitable methods to be used in research; determine appropriate experimental controls.
Molecular Oncology Specific Duties
Maintain consistently high performance standards and quality of work.
Adheres to internal SOPs and applicable regulatory requirements.
May participate in regulatory inspections, third party client audits as assigned including monitoring and implementing corrective action activities.
Is involved in document control system, including maintenance of internal procedures and ensuring that document change requests and biennial reviews of documents are facilitated and implemented within a timely manner.
Perform molecular clinical testing in a compliance with state and federal standards and regulations (DOH,CLIA,CAP). Includes sample processing, extracting nucleic acid, RT-PCR/PCR and target detection. Both moderate and high complexity testing involved.
Basic understanding of next generation sequencing technology.
Knowledge of lab safety and sterile techniques.
Should be willing to work on weekends.
Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.
Intermediate level position requiring 2 years previous experience working in a laboratory.
Molecular Oncology Specific Qualification
Bachelor's degree in field of Laboratory Science or equivalent.
Certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) as a Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) would be preferred.
Proficient Molecular laboratory skills and strong scientific knowledge in the area of study required.
Must be detailed oriented with ability to maintain accurate digital and paper records.
Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills are required as are excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proficiency in MS office applications is essential.
This position is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. As such, full COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment, without exception. Booster doses are strongly recommended but not required. If declining a booster, completion of the COVID-19 Vaccination Status Form Questionnaire and COVID-19 Booster Declination Training is required. Because of our immunocompromised patient population, there are no medical or religious accommodations available for any employee who is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. Only employees whose positions are fully remote, who are not patient facing and/or require no access to clinical facilities, may apply for medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination 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.
The hourly pay range for this position is from $26.20 to $37.31 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 our Employee Services Center at email@example.com 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.