Research Associate II - Bench

Job ID 2022-46245
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
Dev Biology & Regenerative Med
Shift
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Seattle
Primary Location : State/Province
WA
Hot Job
No

Responsibilities

Would you like to help kids born with severe heart defects have better lives while also doing exciting science?

 

The Nigam Lab (Nigam Lab (seattlechildrens.org)) at the Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the Department of immunology, University of Washington invites applications for a Research Associate II position.  Work in the Nigam lab uses basic science and translational approaches to improve the care of children born with severe cardiac defects. The primary focus of the lab seeks to elucidate and find novel treatments for the systemic inflammation that occurs after exposure to cardiopulmonary bypass, which is required for the majority of cardiac surgeries. This project, which has been recently awarded a R01, examines how biomechanical stimuli activate inflammatory responses. Previous RAs in the lab have been coauthors on a number of papers. Given the rapid progress of the project, there is a very good potential to be an author on high impact papers.

 

The successful candidate will perform laboratory procedures as part of ongoing research studies; assist in planning research experiments, their execution and data analysis; assist others in the laboratory with problem-solving and understanding molecular biology; and help maintain a constructive laboratory environment. The candidate will work closely with a post-doc and graduate/undergraduate students to plan and supervise several parallel lines of investigation.

 

Perform laboratory procedures as part of ongoing research studies; assist in planning research experiments, their execution and data analysis; assist others in the laboratory with problem-solving and understanding molecular biology; and help maintain a constructive laboratory environment.

 

The selected candidate will join the vibrant research community at CDBRM and Department of immunology, located in a newly renovated building in downtown Seattle.  A modern, open lab space, a collegial atmosphere, on-site gym and rooftop garden, and top-of-the-line equipment, office space and meeting rooms make this an ideal training environment. 

 

The University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Research Institute have strong scientific interactions with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Benaroya Research Institute, Institute for Systems Biology, and Brain Research Institute. 
 
Interested applicants should email their CV and brief description of research interests in single PDF file to  
Vishal.Nigam@seattlechildrens.org.

Requirements

Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, or related field
- At least five (5) years of related laboratory experience.

Preferred:
- Master's Degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, or related field
- Familiarity with computers, and experience analyzing data using spreadsheets and statistical analysis.

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.

Covid-19 Vaccination

Seattle Children’s requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent and your vaccine status will be verified at onboarding.

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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