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.
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. The Research Scientist will be given the opportunity and be responsible for conducting independent and creative research related to the overall mission of the laboratory. 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).
Overall responsibilities include acquiring an in-depth understanding of the field in which they are working, and working with the PI, as well as independently, on the planning, design, execution, trouble-shooting, and interpretation of experiments; makes detailed observations, records data and presents results; assists post docs and fellows in the day-to-day activities and interprets experiments related to assigned projects. The Research Scientist will spend the majority of their time making contributions to on-going laboratory projects, requiring the ability to use independent judgment to address tasks and projects, and will identify and refine existing procedures and practices. The incumbent may also participate in the management of a small rodent colony.
Requirements: Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in biology, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology or biochemistry.
- Prior experience in a laboratory setting.
- Research experience performing molecular biology techniques, tissue culture of primary cell types and cell lines, viral-based vector delivery and/or flow cytometry.
Internal & External Description:
The successful applicant will work in a fast-paced team environment to develop translational gene editing approaches to treat diseases of the immune system. Overall responsibilities include: helping to plan, design, execute, trouble-shoot, and interpret experiments aimed at generating novel gene therapy reagents, virus production and testing the efficacy of gene therapy reagents in cell culture or mouse models; follow detailed experimental protocols, make observations, record data and present results; assist others in the laboratory, and help maintain a constructive laboratory environment. Successful candidates will possess strong communication, organization, interpersonal and creative thinking skills.
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 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.