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Lab Aide

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Queen Anne, Washington
Closing date
Jan 14, 2022

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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 Hutch's 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 nation's first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women's 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 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 Brent lab is seeking an individual to catalog and organize 45 years of scientific documents. This is a temporary part time position with flexible work hours that is expected to last from about three to six months. Such documents including (but are not limited to) scientific manuscripts, communications, emails and written correspondence. They would further be responsible for converting most printed manuscripts and correspondence from hard copy to electronic/ digital form. Mixed among these documents would be reprints of publications that could be recaptured discarded and stored in wholly in electronic/ digital form. The ideal candidate would be highly able to understand and organize a massive amount of written material, and might well possess an undergraduate degree in Science and Technology Studies, Library Science, or anthropology.

Salary commensurate with level of relevant education/ relevant experience.

  • Develop an organizational system to catalog 45 years of scientific manuscripts, communications, emails and written correspondence
  • Convert printed manuscripts and correspondence from hard copy to electronic

  • Must be able to read and comprehend complex scientific articles and professional correspondence.
  • Strong proficiency in the English language.
  • Flexibility and able to work independently without supervision.

  • Have strong organizational capabilities and works meticulously.
  • Computer skills using programs such as Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Ideally possess a degree in Science and Technology Studies, Library Science, Bioanthropology, or related fields.

  • Interested candidates should submit a resume together with a cover letter than lays out: who you are, what qualifies you to carry it out, and why said work would be of interest to you.

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.

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 HR Operations at or by calling 206-667-4700.
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