Fred Hutch Science Education and the Shoreline Community College Biotech Program are collaboratively developing a comprehensive two-summer internship for students integrated with their school learning. The Lab Tech Certificate Program will provide students with lab skills and complementary academic training required for research and clinical lab technical positions across Fred Hutch.
There are two components to the program:
Students should apply when they are high school juniors.
The first summer of lab skills training will run from July 5 - August 16, 2023. Students must be able to commit to the entire summer period to participate.
This program is designed specifically for students who plan to attend Shoreline Community College and participate in Running Start. To complete the certificate, students must finish both the lab technical skills training and the academic training.
Lab technicians play a vital role in scientific research and clinical care. By performing essential routine procedures in the laboratory, they contribute to the functioning of scientific processes and projects. A career as a lab technician comes with opportunities for growth and advancement along the career pathway. There is currently a growing need to hire and retain skilled laboratory technicians across Fred Hutch. This program is designed as an entry pathway into a potential laboratory technician career and will lay the foundation for in-demand specialized technical jobs in specimen processing, clinical labs, and research labs.
We will recruit students who:
This program is specifically designed for students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in science. This includes individuals from underrepresented races/ethnicities, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
The application portal will be online in early March and close at 11:59 p.m. on April 28, 2023. There are two components of the online application — (1) an applicant section that you complete, and (2) a separate online form that your reference completes. Your reference will not receive a recommendation request until your portion is submitted, so we recommend that you complete your application in a timely manner. Letters of recommendation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on May 12, 2023.
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Planning for this program is funded by Career Connect Washington Career Launch.