• Research Scientist I - EX

    Job ID 2019-33804
    Area of Interest
    Research & Development
    Location Name
    307 Westlake
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Global Infectious Disease
    Day Shift
  • About Us

    Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.  Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


    As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.

    Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine. 


    Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.


    We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.


    This is a unique position that requires significant individual initiative, motivation and creative thinking in a vibrant research environment. The Research Scientist will split time between the Kaushansky lab at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research and the research insectary, which is responsible for producing mosquitoes for malaria research.  The Scientist will conduct independent and creative research within the Kaushansky lab.  Current projects include the study of host pathogen interactions during parasitic and viral infections.

    The Research Scientist will contribute to on-going laboratory research projects, requiring the ability to work independently and as part of a group to design and execute experiments.


    The insectary portion of the position will include work with rodents, rearing mosquitos, general maintenance and care of the facility.  The scientist will also be responsible for communicating and liaising with internal and external users of the facility.  The scientist will also be responsible for managing the general organization and billing for the core and will be the contact person for all training and environmental health and safety. This position involves working closely with, and providing day-to-day oversight for, a research technician who works in the insectary.


    Required Education/Experience:
    - Bachelor’s Degree in biology or related field.
    - Prior experience in a laboratory setting.

    Required Credentials:
    - N/A

    - Experience working with rodents and/or mosquitoes

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


    The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


    Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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