Supervisor, Research Lab

Job ID 2020-35123
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
Limited Term
Global Infectious Disease
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province

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.


Research Lab Supervisor (TB Drug Discovery)


The Parish Lab is looking for a highly qualified scientist to manage core biological assays required to support a tuberculosis drug discovery effort. The candidate will manage a team of research associates running weekly assays supporting projects aimed at developing new drugs for tuberculosis. The candidate will be responsible for implementing and running a set of high/medium throughput assays delivering weekly datasets for novel molecules. Work may also include developing and implementing new assays.









-Organize and direct the day-to-day activities of the core team, including supervising and training personnel.
-Develop new assays for high throughput screening including the automation of biochemical and cell-based assays and guide process development.
-Run a set of validated high/medium throughput assays including bacterial and eukaryotic cell assays.
-Deliver weekly datasets and reports for new molecules.
-Plan and design experimental methods.
-Compile and analyze scientific data.
-Oversee quality control and data integrity.
-Establish and maintain the compound repository.
-Manage the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for compound-related data.
-Maintain laboratory automation and robotics in good working order
-Engineer custom instruments and software components.
-Investigate and implement new methodologies.
-Develop protocols and perform experiments.
-Troubleshoot and solve technical problems.
-Assist with preparation of research reports, publications and presentations.



Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelor's Degree in Cellular/Molecular Biology, or related field
- Minimum of five (5) years laboratory research experience (type of experience may vary based on lab needs), to include experience with laboratory management, LIMS, and GLP/cGMP.
- Experience with a broad range of techniques for analyzing cell function and molecular biology.



-Familiarity with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
-Experience in assay development and validation using automated equipment.
-Experience with data handling and laboratory information management systems.
-Ability to plan and prioritize multiple projects; flexibility in performing multiple tasks.
-Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks; good time-management, problem-prevention, and problem-solving skills.
-Ability to work with co-workers and outside agencies professionally. 
-Ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to motivate self.
-Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail.
-Ability to maintain good laboratory records.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate with co-workers effectively.

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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