Research Scientist II

Job ID 2020-35885
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.


A scientist position is available in the Clinical Immunology Group.  The successful candidate will be involved in characterizing functionality of immune cells in the context of tuberculosis, nontuberculous mycobacteria and positive strand RNA viruses e.g., SARS-COV-2.  Previous experience in human immunology and cellular immunoassay, including multiparametric flow cytometry, is a must.  Excellent organizational and communication skills are required.


Required Education/Experience:

  • A BSc and/or MSc in immunology or related discipline and a minimum of 2 years of related research experience.

  • Minimum to two (2) year’s experience in a related area/laboratory setting. 


  • Experience in microbiology and/or infectious diseases.
  • Experience with Good Clinical Laboratory Practice.
  • Experience and skills with PBMC processing, humoral, and/or cellular immunology and human T- and B-cell based functional assays (e.g., >10-color flow cytometry panels, ELISPOT, ELISA and antibody neutralization ). 
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: clinical trials, project management, assay development, assay validation, generating budgets for laboratory procedures, training clinical sites on specimen processing (domestic and international), repository management, management of research associates
  • Experience working under Biosafety Level 2 or 3 (BL2/BL3) conditions.

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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