Research Scientist II

Job ID 2021-37929
Area of Interest
Research & Development
Location Name
1920 Terry
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Regular
Department
SC Therapeutics (SCTx)
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

Seattle Children’s Therapeutics seeks to develop innovative new cellular therapies and translate these advances to groundbreaking clinical trials for children with the most aggressive forms of cancer. We are seeking bright, enthusiastic, highly motivated animal science biologists to join the Seattle Children’s Therapeutics group. This position contributes to a team focused on translating tumor immunotherapy from the bench into pediatric patients with cancer. We look for people who are inspired by our mission and who would fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous, and entrepreneurial spirit of our research team culture.

 

The primary purpose of this position is the development and testing of chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) for use as clinical therapies. Under the direction of a senior research scientist, the successful candidate will use their established in vivo experience to design and implement in vivo experiments aimed to examine the antitumor activity of CAR T-cells. The candidate will perform mammalian cell culture, multiparameter flow cytometry analysis, and multiple in vivo tumor models.

 

The ideal candidate will have significant work experience in immunology, tissue culture, flow cytometry, and mouse models. Of utmost importance, strong candidates will have experience in multiple basic mouse procedures and animal husbandry.  Additionally, experience in establishing and/or maintaining humanized mouse models is highly desired. The candidate will be extensively involved in implementing new strategies, generating data, analyzing results, and preparing reports, in support of funded research studies. We are seeking strong critical thinking abilities, prioritization to perform multiple tasks in a dynamic environment, track record of meeting deadlines, and excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills to ensure successful project completion and teamwork. The candidate will be required to participate and present data in weekly lab meetings and maintain up-to-date and well-organized electronic lab notebook.

 

Seattle Children’s Employer Highlights:
• Leader in Pediatric Care: Because of our people, Seattle Children’s is recognized as a leading teaching, research and specialty care center at the forefront of pediatric care.
• Competitive Benefits: We support a healthy work–life balance. Our benefits include employee care, paid time off, health insurance and retirement savings.
• Transportation Discounts: Company bike program, on-site zip cars, unlimited ORCA transit pass, daily commute bonus provided to staff who us alternate methods of travel to/from work, company vanpools.
• Diversity/Inclusion: We strive to maintain an atmosphere that reflects our values of inclusion by providing effective and respectful care compatible with each patient and family's beliefs, values, and heritage.

Requirements

Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline; may require a Master’s Degree for certain lab specialties.
- Minimum of two (2) year’s experience in a related area/laboratory setting.

Preferred:
- Master’s degree in applicable field/research specialty highly preferred.
- Significant experience conducting research in area of specialization.
- Some experience with laboratory management.

 

In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children’s requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.

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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