Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Clinical Immunogenetics Lab Supervisor

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.


The Clinical Immunogenetics Lab (CIL) Supervisor is responsible for daily lab operations and for the direct supervision of the laboratory’s technical and support staff. CIL operations include HLA typing, serological testing, post-transplant engraftment monitoring /chimerism testing, sample processing and prioritization, screening potential donors over the phone, communicating with clinicians and the transplant service via Epic and email, and final authorization of test results and reports. Staff supervision includes daily scheduling, approving work hours/vacations, leading staff meetings, and addressing staff concerns. CIL’s hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5:30 pm.


  • Supervise daily lab operations, including scheduling staff assignments and prioritizing processing/testing for routine and special samples.
  • Review, interpret, and authorize clinical test results and patient reports.
  • Oversight of staff onboarding/offboarding, training, writing performance appraisals, and assessing staff competency.
  • Working with the lab director and lab manager to comply with governmental regulations, to arrange for and participate in onsite lab inspections, to monitor quality assurance/quality improvement activities, and to complete external proficiency documentation prior to deadline.
  • Working with CIL leadership to establish strategic goals and long-term plans.
  • Working with the SCCA IT department, maintain/troubleshoot the lab information management system (LabWare) along with the various vendor supported software applications.
  • Oversee the introduction of new test methodologies and/or improved technologies into the lab.
  • Represent CIL on SCCA interdepartmental committees, such as the Lab Quality Improvement committee.
  • Advocate for safety improvements to the work environment; investigate any patient care incidents.



  • Bachelor of Science/Arts degree in Medical Technology or the Biological Sciences.
  • Must have CHT (ACHI) certification.
  • Five years of experience in an HLA accredited laboratory.
  • Able to work independently and exercise sound judgement in a clinical environment.


  • CHS (ACHI) certification.
  • Supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to handle personnel issues professionally/diplomatically.



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.

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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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