Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Clinical Lab Technician III

Clinical Lab Technician III

Job ID 
Regular Part-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Purpose & Mission:


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.


Every individual at SCCA plays a unique role in supporting our mission. Our collective success hinges on each of us conducting ourselves in accord with a set of core values:

  • We are patient-centered. Everything we do must be linked to our ability to deliver better, safer outcomes for our patients.
  • We are innovative. We nurture an environment that fosters unconventional thinking, a passion for discovery, and the open-mindedness to invite discovery from unexpected places.
  • We are respectful. We are deeply respectful of our patients, their families, and each of our colleagues who serve them in so many different and important ways.
  • We are collaborative. We understand that asking for and offering help in how to do better is not just a right, but among our most important responsibilities.
  • We are agile. We cannot just be comfortable with change; we must embrace it as proof that we are making progress.
  • We are responsible: Because our work is focused on people's well-being, we approach it with the highest level of ethical, fiduciary, and environmental responsibility.


Employees must adhere to all SCCA policies and processes, including the SCCA Code of Conduct and all HIPAA privacy requirements.


Job Summary:

  • The Clinical Lab Technician III performs laboratory procedures and related tasks such as preparing specimens; performing calculations and routine tests; maintaining specimen inventory and databases; mixing chemicals; and operating and performing maintenance on laboratory equipment.
  • May assist technologists or research technicians with laboratory projects.
  • Works under the supervision or the Lab Supervisor and Manager in order to support clinical laboratory testing and/or research.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Process/prepare biological specimens such as peripheral blood, bone marrow, buccal/saliva or other tissue samples for clinical testing and/or research.
  • Freeze, store and ship specimens as required.
  • Inventory processed specimens into the lab information management system, inventory databases or paper records as appropriate.
  • Aliquot reagents, prepare solutions, stock supplies, and remove biohazard waste from lab areas.
  • Monitor and maintain equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, centrifuges, and water baths.
  • Set up and calibrate laboratory instruments; prepare calibration reagents, record and tabulate instrument data; and keep records.
  • Consult with technologists, supervisor and/or manager regarding problematic samples.
  • Perform related duties as required.



  • AA degree or equivalent with college course work emphasizing laboratory science.
  • Computer/keyboard proficiency.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Manual computation skills.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner.
  • Ability to work under high pressure in a fast-paced laboratory environment.



  • At least two years of laboratory experience
  • Proficiency in laboratory information systems

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We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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 or by calling 206-667-4700.