• Research Scientist III

    Job ID 2019-33869
    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
    Primary Location : City
    Primary Location : State/Province
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    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.



    The Sather lab is recruiting a Research Scientist III to lead a project on HIV-1 vaccine induced B cell evolution and Fc-effector function.  This is a direct bench research position, but will require driving multiple aspects of the overall  research project and to help coordinate the work of multiple scientists, as well as assisting in writing grants and manuscripts. The candidate must be highly skilled in molecular biology approaches, as this work is heavily reliant on NGS approaches to studying vaccine-elicited immunity mediated by B cells.  


    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Extensive expertise in molecular biology approaches, ideally background with RACE
    • Prior NGS experience is highly desirable
    • Ability to work in a fast paced and collaborative environment
    • Experience working with primary cells, cell culture, and flow cytometry is highly desired



    Required Education/Experience:
    - Bachelor's Degree or higher in a scientific discipline or related field.
    - Minimum five years of related experience with a strong publication record (May require a PhD for certain lab specialties. If Master's prepared, minimum three years of related experience in a field of scientific study).
    - Experience analyzing data using imaging software
    - Experience with laboratory coordination.

    - PhD or equivalent in immunology, molecular biology, or similar field

    - 3-5 years of productive postdoctoral research, as evidenced by publications
    - Substantial prior experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, and tissue culture techniques
    - Familiarity with mouse brain development.


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    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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