Research Technician: Moens Lab

Organization: Cecilia Moens Lab
Division of Basic Sciences
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Date Posted: 07/09/2021
City: Seattle
State: Washington
Primary Category: Zebrafish Husbandry
Type of Position: Research Technician I

Description & Details:

The Moens laboratory in the Division of Basic Sciences is seeking a full-time Research technician I for the zebrafish facility. The Moens lab studies the development of the vertebrate nervous system using zebrafish genetics. The lab includes a 2,000-tank zebrafish facility with a capacity of 40,000 fish in the Eastlake building on the Fred Hutch campus whose management will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.


In the fish facility:

  • All aspects of zebrafish husbandry and overall zebrafish facility maintenance.
  • Fish genetics (setting up matings, collecting and sorting embryos for genetic traits based on microscopic observation), genotyping (fin clipping, PCR, DNA sequencing), genetic stock tracking and maintenance.
  • With training, responsibilities will expand to include specialized tasks such as embryo microinjection, in vitro fertilization and sperm cryopreservation.

 In the laboratory:

  • basic molecular biology (PCR, gel electrophoresis, cloning, sequencing, RNA synthesis, in situ hybridization, RNA isolation).
  • Responsibilities may also grow to include some laboratory administrative tasks (ordering, equipment repairs, database maintenance).



  • Applicants must have completed a 4-year degree in biological sciences.
  • Have research experience in a laboratory environment.
  • Knowledge and demonstration of basic molecular biology skills.
  • Experience in laboratory animal care.


  • Strong interest in aquatic species. 
  • Experience with fish or other aquatic systems maintenance and care.  
  • Possess a certificate in animal care.

To Apply:

To see the full job description and to apply, please go to the Fred Hutch Careers site:


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