Research Scientist I - EX

Job ID 2020-35959
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
Immunity & Immunotherapies
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

The James (https://www.seattlechildrens.org/research/centers-programs/immunity-and-immunotherapies/our-labs/james-lab/) lab at Seattle Children’s Research Institute are hiring motivated scientists to join a rapidly expanding research program focused on B cell engineering (PMID 29273498). The ultimate goal of the B cell engineering group is to develop novel cell therapies that provide sustained production of therapeutic proteins from gene-edited, adoptively transferred, autologous plasma B cells.

 

For this position, we are seeking a highly motivated aspiring cell biologist to participate in projects in the primary B cell engineering and differentiation sub-group. This is a unique type of position that requires significant individual initiative and motivation to learn and understand both existing and new scientific methods and knowledge within the B cell engineering subspecialty. This is an ideal position for those considering graduate school in a related field or medical school in the near future (up to two years).

 

The applicant will collaborate with senior scientists and the principal investigator to plan, execute and interpret experiments. However, in time, much of the work will require the applicant to independently make decisions, troubleshoot experiments, record data and present results. The research scientist will initially work to support our lentiviral production core, and also will spend time participating in rodent experiments. Over time, it is expected that the applicant will eventually begin to lead their own projects in one of these areas. 

 

Requirements

Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in biology, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology or biochemistry.
- Prior experience in a laboratory setting.

Required Credentials:
- N/A

Preferred:

- Research experience working with rodents, and/or tissue culture techniques is highly preferred.

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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