Lab Technician I/II

  • Fred Hutch Cancer Center
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Nov 24, 2022
Technician

Job Description

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 primary responsibility of a Lab Technician I/II is to perform supports tasks for the production of modified cellular products for patients participating in clinical protocols using cellular therapy. Clinical manufacturing in the Cell Processing Facility (CPF) requires following applicable current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in a cleanroom processing environment. Responsibilities Follow internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and complete necessary tasks related to area organization/cleanliness (eq. and not limited to; cleaning trap flasks, water baths, cryogenic containers, rinsing/kitting aspirating lines and submit for sterilization) Follow SOPs and complete required processing documentation such as logbooks and SOP forms. Maintain adequate levels of PPE, cleanroom garments, and sanitization supplies in entry and exit airlocks and dressing room. Keep formulations supplies ready by inventorying stocks and send necessary communication to the scheduler and/or designee. Identify deviations from approved policies and procedures and assist with initiating deviation records. Identify and communicate issues with equipment. Assist with other duties as requested by CPF leadership and processing teams. While performing job duties, consider current practices and suggest changes to improve performance.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications for Lab Technician I:   High school diploma. Some experience in a laboratory setting preferred. Must be able to work efficiently, with strong attention to detail in a highly regulated environment. Must demonstrate solid time management and organizational skills. Must demonstrate solid teamwork and coordination capabilities. Computer skills preferred (MS Office). Must be able to wear clean room attire, surgical masks, and all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Meets physical requirements of the job, as follows: can lift a minimum of 25 pounds and the ability to bend, reach, stretch, and climb ladders. Ability to work occasional weekend days or Minimum Qualifications for Lab Technician II:    All qualifications listed above for a Lab Technician I and some college level course work in a laboratory science setting.     Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center 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, prior to their first day of employment: Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; OR Initiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider’s certification).   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.