Research Scientist III

Job ID 2021-39357
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
Immunity & Immunotherapies
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.


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.


Perform and develop hypotheses-based research:

- Design and execute research development activities that involve multiple complex projects and/or disciplines; work closely with Principal Investigator on the design and intellectual development of new research activities/projects; meet with team members to discuss and develop experiment designs

- Perform independent investigations; work with Principal Investigator to collect relevant data; ensure information is gathered accurately and in a timely manner to allow investigators to publish manuscripts, chapters and presentations

- Perform literature searches; write and edit manuscripts; ensure current and up-to-date techniques and information are available

- Submit publications in peer-reviewed journals; present research findings at academic meetings/national conferences

- Prepare Animal Use and Internal Review Board applications

- Seek out private, federal and industry funding sources; obtain funding for program of research; submit grant application in accordance with institutional and federal guidelines/standards


Oversee data analysis and processing:

- Manage the routine reports and data analysis developed and maintained by other team members

- Provide consultation and guidance for data implementation

Manage daily operations of research lab:

- Maintain equipment and supplies

- Contact vendors

- Work with staff in other research labs and with Research Administration


Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelor's Degree or higher in a scientific discipline or related field.
- Minimum five years of related experience with a strong publication record (May require a PhD for certain lab specialties. If Master's prepared, minimum three years of related experience in a field of scientific study).
- Experience analyzing data using imaging software
- Experience with laboratory coordination.


- Experience with all routine cellular and molecular experimental procedures

- Experience with molecular biology 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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