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Lab Aide - Parkhurst Lab

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.


Laboratories in the Basic Sciences Division using the Drosophila model organism are recruiting a part time Lab Aide I for the fly media kitchen. The aide will coordinate with a full time employee to work a regular three day a week schedule with some flexibility to shift days if necessary. Responsibilities include:
  • Preparation for cooks, including but not limited to: preparing ingredients, stocking and ordering supplies, autoclaving foam plugs and other reagents
  • Help aliquot fly media and plug food once it has set
  • Cleaning bottles and preparing them for glassware
  • Serving as back-up cook when full time person is away (weighing out ingredients, cooking food, ordering supplies)
  • General cleanliness and maintenance of fly kitchen and fly wash facilities

This is an hourly position, 5 hour shift (~5-10pm) every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.


  • Graduation from High School or equivalent with interest in the sciences
  • Some lab experience and/or college level chemistry courses preferred
  • Must be able to lift trays weighing up to 30 pounds
  • Must be reliable and able to produce consistent results

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

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