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Genomics Specialist II or Research Tech III-IV

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch)
United States, Washington, Seattle
July 06, 2022

Genomics Specialist II or Research Tech III-IV
Job ID

Regular Full-Time

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center



Labor/Skilled Trade


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch's global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world's leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, 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 for the world's deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

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.

The Genomics Specialist II or Reserach Tech III-IV will work as part of a team to provide Genomics services to the Center's diverse research community. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Genomics Resource Supervisor and will support day-to-day operation of the facility.


    Provide technical expertise to support all services pertaining to NextGen sequencing.
  • Maintain a deep understanding of the technologies used in the Resource, and provide advice and support to researchers on troubleshooting issues.
  • Implement new methodologies and services to support existing NextGen services.
  • Have a mastery of molecular biology techniques pertaining to genomics-based technologies and be able to explain them to others.
  • Efficiently manage projects by organizing and multi-tasking.
  • Maintain a highly professional demeanor with researchers and associates.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of laboratory activities.


  • Must have the knowledge and skill-base typically acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology, Genetics, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional laboratory experience.
  • Other skills should include working knowledge of genomics-based instrumentation and techniques, as well has experience handling RNA.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are essential.
  • 10x Genomics experience preferred but not required.

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 hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.