Research Scientist I - EX (CSL)

Job ID 2022-46751
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
SC Therapeutics (SCTx)
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province
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The Seattle Children’s Therapeutics at the Seattle Children's Research Division (SCRD) seeks to develop innovative cellular therapies and translate these advances to groundbreaking clinical trials for children with the most aggressive forms of cancer. The Department's long-term mission is to replace cancer therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy with "smart" therapies capable of eliminating cancer with precision, thus leaving the body unharmed.


This is an opportunity for a Research Scientist I to join the Correlative Studies Laboratory (CSL). The major role of CSL is to do exploratory analysis of clinical trial specimens to test for CAR T-cell persistence and to provide feedback on treatment efficacy to our manufacturing and research groups. Responsibilities for the Research Scientist I position will include daily specimen processing and flow cytometry assays of incoming clinical trial samples, aiding in general laboratory upkeep, and maintaining a constructive laboratory environment. The candidate should have excellent oral, written and organizational skills, careful attention to detail, highly organized in data presentation and record keeping, integrity, credibility, and a positive attitude in daily performance. This position will be expected to participate in weekly group meetings and maintain research records according to GCLP regulations.


This is a unique position that requires significant understanding and application of both existing and new scientific methods and knowledge in accordance with GCLP standards. Responsible for operating standardized scientific procedures and techniques in a highly regulated environment (GCLP compliant) for clinical research applications; contributes to the planning, design, execution and interpretation of process optimization experiments (process development and/or assay development); makes detailed observations, records data, as well as assesses the processes and results for reliability/efficacy/compliance. Assists in preparation of reports, regulatory submissions, and the drafting of standard operating procedures for novel techniques.


Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering or scientific discipline .
- Prior experience in a laboratory setting; may include relevant educational programs.

- 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.

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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