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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Intern, Kublin Lab in Seattle, Washington

Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

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 Kublin Lab in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of Fred Hutch seeks an enthusiastic, organized, and driven undergraduate student who is interested in developing vaccinology and immunology research skills. Our work also explores the role of the gut microbiome in altering vaccine responses with specific interest on HIV and malaria vaccines in development. In this position, you will be mentored by a graduate student and learn basic lab skills. While prior experience in microbiology, immunology, or mouse work is desirable, it is not necessary.

The purpose of this non-paid internship is to provide training to students who would like to pursue a career in research. The intern will gain hands-on experience in basic laboratory skills.

This internship is expected to require 9-12 hours per week.

The intern will be trained in a range of skills and techniques. Under the guidance of a graduate student mentor, the intern will learn laboratory fundamentals and some of the following skill sets:

  • General lab assay techniques including sterile technique, handling of blood-borne pathogens, etc.

  • Media preparation

  • Data analysis and quality control

  • General lab maintenance

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.

  • Completed 1 year of undergraduate level science courses.

  • Good communication skills and an interest in learning

  • Ability to work in a team.

  • Good numeracy, literacy, and organizational skills.

Some Universities/Colleges will apply credit for the work – please check with your individual institutions for their requirements. This position is available for credit only.

Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.

As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.

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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