Research Associate I - Bench

Job ID 2020-35642
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
Department
Global Infectious Disease
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


TB remains a serious global health problem and there is an urgent need for new therapeutic agents. The Parish Lab (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanya-parish-a564056/) is looking for a research associate to work on a tuberculosis drug discovery project. Work will encompass a range of activities including maintenance of bacterial cultures, running phenotypic assays, assisting with microbiological and cellular assays, data handling using a variety of computer software and laboratory information systems, recording procedures, outcomes and observations, and troubleshooting. Work with Mycobacterium tuberculosis under Biosafety Level 3 conditions will be required.

Perform laboratory procedures as part of ongoing research projects. Responsibilities include performing the required experimentation, making detailed observations, analyzing data, interpreting results, and assisting in planning experiments as appropriate.

Requirements

Requirements

Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in microbiology, infectious disease, or related field
- Minimum one (1) year of full-time laboratory research experience.

 

Preferred:
- Previous experience with techniques in microbiology or molecular biology
- Familiarity with computers, including data entry and spreadsheets
- Experience analyzing data using spreadsheets and statistical analysis.
- Knowledge of basic microbiology
- Knowledge of accepted laboratory techniques and record keeping
- Knowledge of software applications, proficiency using MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel & Access), and ability to learn new software programs

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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