Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Clinical Technologist I

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Pharmacokinetics Lab 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.


The Clinical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist I, II at SCCA’s Pharmacokinetics Lab are highly skilled scientists who evaluate and interpret laboratory results, integrate data, solve problems, conduct research, and evaluate new test methods that help physicians determine the best treatment for the patient by performing lab tests on patient samples or products which involves operating analytical instruments, compiling and verifying the accuracy of clinical data and complying with the laboratory QA/QC program. Responsibilities include:

  • Handles biological specimens and products; performs clinical assays and lab processes by following the Standard Operating Procedures
  • Operates analytical instruments, compiles and analyzes clinical data, verifies its accuracy, and reports results
  • Performs laboratory quality controls measurements
  • Prepares reagents and materials for clinical procedures
  • Enters patient and specimen information and results into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Performs regular maintenance and troubleshooting on analytical instruments



  • A Bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution or equivalent education and training that includes 24 semester hours of science courses that include six semester hours of chemistry, six semester hours of biology, and twelve semester hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology in any combination AND have laboratory training that includes completion of a clinical laboratory training program approved or accredited by an HHS-approved organization, or at least three months documented laboratory training in each specialty in which the individual performs high complexity testing
  • Must obtain ASCP certification in Chemistry or MLS within 6 months of hire
  • Proficiency with email, spreadsheets, and word processing
  • Manual computation skills
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise, and professional manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a high pressure, time-sensitive, and complex health care environment
  • Ability to identify and triage issues appropriately
  • Familiarity with medical terminology


  • Medical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Technologist or an equivalent certification
  • Gas Chromatography or Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy experience (Strongly preferred)
  • Real-Time PCR System Experience (e.g., QuantStudio)
  • Method Development experience (Strongly preferred)
  • One year of clinical lab or research
  • ASCP C or equivalent certification
  • PGx experience
  • Aseptic Genomic DNA Extraction experience

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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