Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Cytogenetics Technologist I

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Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


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.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead disruptive continuous innovations in the fight against cancer


Under General supervision, this position will perform cytogenetic laboratory procedures leading to the formation of an accurate diagnostic report using the International System for Cytogenetic Nomenclature. The incumbent will use microscopy and imaging technology to evaluate human chromosomes and prepare karyotypes. The incumbent uses discretion and judgment in carrying out procedures. Responsibilities include:

  • Perform benchwork, analysis, and reporting of genetic assays with reliable accuracy and efficiency
  • Maintain lab areas and equipment including QC and validation documentation
  • Perform pre-director tech checking of straightforward cases and reports in areas of competency


  • Bachelor's Degree in related scientific field
  • Typically one year experience in a Cytogenetics lab OR completion of a formal certified training program in Cytogenetics
  • Certification as CG(ASCP)CM or MB(ASCP)CM or international equivalent
  • Basic knowledge of Cytogenetics of hematological disorders
  • Basic knowledge of related diagnostic testing and of the biology of hematopoietic disorders
  • Basic knowledge of CAP guidelines
  • Sound Judgment
  • Work with limited supervision with routine tasks
  • Good Attention to Detail
  • Basic Troubleshooting Skills
  • Solid Computer Skills
  • Solid Communication Skills

SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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