• Research Scientist II

    Job ID 2020-34556
    Area of Interest
    Research & Development
    Location Name
    Jack R MacDonald Building
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Regular
    Department
    Integrative Brain Research
    Shift
    Day Shift
    Primary Location : City
    Seattle
    Primary Location : State/Province
    WA
  • 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.

    Overview

    This position was created as the result of a research grant to study the peptide screening for genetic conditions in newborns.

     

    The research scientist will develop their scientific skills and carry out research/development activities related to the clinical application of tandem mass spectrometry. The position requires a wide degree of independent judgment,and will involve writing manuscripts and grant applications.

     

    The position strongly prefers PhD degree, preferred in Clinical Laboratory Science, Biochemistry, Biology or in a related science curriculum, in addition to two years of experience with tandem mass spectrometry (MSMS) and target protein quantification/proteomics in complex mixtures.

    Responsible for independently evaluating, selecting and applying standardized scientific procedures and techniques; contributes to the planning, design, execution and interpretation of experiments; makes detailed observations, records data and assists in preparation of reports, papers presentations, and new proposals; presents results/papers at technical meetings; may participate in the guidance/mentoring of junior staff.

    Requirements

    Required Education/Experience: 

     

    - Bachelor's Degree plus two years of related experience with a strong publication record, experience to include analyzing data using imaging software and laboratory coordination 

    - Or Master's degree with three years of related experience (see job summary)

    - Or PhD in Clinical Laboratory Science, Biochemistry, Biology or in a related science curriculum

    - Experience with tandem mass spectrometry (MSMS) and target protein quantification/proteomics in complex mixtures.

     

    Preferred:

     

    This position strongly prefers PhD degree, preferred in Clinical Laboratory Science, Biochemistry, Biology or in a related science curriculum, in addition to two years of experience with tandem mass spectrometry (MSMS) and target protein quantification/proteomics in complex mixtures.

    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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