Research Technician I - Smith Lab

Job ID 2020-36458
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
Regular
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

The Smith Lab at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute is seeking a Research Technician (level I or II) to start immediately. The Research Technician in the Smith Lab will perform biomedical research in a laboratory setting studying malaria parasites and the blood-brain barrier (https://www.seattlechildrens.org/research/centers-programs/global-infectious-disease-research/research-areas-and-labs/smith-lab/). The successful applicant will be integrated into ongoing projects and will be expected to design, execute and analyze experiments with appropriate supervision. Routine tasks include tissue culture, flow cytometry, molecular biology, and general lab support. Enthusiasm and initiative to learn new methods and to perform work efficiently and carefully are essential. Training in techniques that are unfamiliar will be provided. Along with a curriculum vitae, please provide a cover letter that speaks to your interest in global health.

Requirements

Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate field of science or technology OR college-level coursework in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, or in a related science curriculum AND equivalent lab experience.

Preferred:
- Data entry and/or word processing experience
- Experience in analyzing data using spreadsheets and statistical analysis
At least 6 months experience in a research setting and experience with biology techniques (undergraduate research is acceptable).

- Research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, and tissue culture techniques may be 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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