Research Scientist IV

Job ID 2021-37533
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
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.


TB remains a serious global health problem and there is an urgent need for new therapeutic agents and an increased understanding of antibiotic resistance. The Parish Lab is looking for a highly qualified scientist to work on a tuberculosis drug discovery project. The successful candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary research environment interacting with chemists and biologists. The Research is aimed at developing new anti-tubercular agents as well as determining mode of action of new compounds classes under development. Work may also involve target identification, confirmation, and validation, and determining mechanisms of drug resistance.




General Duties
• Responsible to plan, design and execute research development activities in support of funded research projects.
• Perform experimental procedures and make detailed observations; analyze and interpret data.
• Works closely with principal investigator on the development of technical proposals, presentations manuscripts and grants.
• Plans and conducts work requiring independent judgment in the evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation/modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.
• Uses a wide application of complex principles, theories and concepts in specific scientific discipline.


Skills Needed:

• Familiarity with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
• Experience in drug discovery and microbiology
• 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.


Required Education/Experience:
- PhD or M.D. in Molecular or Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, or other closely related field
- Minimum of four (4) years experience in required field of specialization
- Prior experience with laboratory management or other relevant research field.

Required Credentials:
- N/A

- Prior teaching experience
- Experience with all routine cellular and molecular experimental procedures
- Experience with molecular biology techniques (Northern, Western, Southern, PCR and InSitu Hybridization techniques)
- Experience with statistics and relevant computer programs
- Experience writing and editing manuscripts.

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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