Staff Scientist- Director of Antibody Technology Core Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 163 reviews


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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.


The Fred Hutch is seeking a Staff or Senior Staff Scientist as a Director for the Antibody Technology core. The successful candidate will oversee daily operations working closely with the core’s technical staff and research teams at Fred Hutch as well as external academic and industrial clients. This position will engage in a broad spectrum of antibody discovery projects including novel CAR-T compositions, antibody therapeutics, diagnostics, and research tools. The core, now in its 26th year of operation, is a cutting -edge industrial scale laboratory with over $2.5M in instrumentation currently staffed with three Research Associates. In addition to managing up to 40 unique antibody discovery campaigns annually, the core director is responsible for evaluating novel technologies and driving innovation. The ability to work independently and as a team member on key aspects of multiple projects simultaneously is essential.


  • Graduate degree in Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Biophysics or related study
  • Minimum of 4+ years in cell biology and antibody discovery
  • Experience in molecular biology, protein engineering, protein purification, Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), and tissue culture
  • Experience with developing and maintaining B cell culture systems
  • Proven ability to manage and prioritize project pipelines
  • Previous experience managing direct reports with an emphasis on developing careers
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to identify and foster partnerships and collaborations
  • Rodent handling skills (mice and rats) preferred
  • Familiarity with specialized software (Tecan EVOWare, ForeCyt, UNICORN-VENUS, Momentum, VWORKs, Geneious Prime, LIMs) preferred
  • Formal computer science programming skills (e.g., Python) and a general familiarity with mechanical/electrical/robotic engineering is also desired

Interested applicants must submit a resume or CV and cover letter

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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