Research Scientist I

Job ID 2022-47481
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
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Summary of position:


We are seeking Research Scientist I with interests in hematopoietic cell therapies, gene editing, and translational immunology.  This scientist will work with a research team focused on generating and testing hematopoetic stem cell gene editing approaches for treating blood and immune disorders.  You will join a robust, established team that is expanding upon our gene editing platforms (see for example PMID: 32493794; 26424571; 31722988; 31279229), maximizing your potential to achieve high impact research publications and therapeutic products.  The projects are collaborative and supported by biotech, NIH, and institutional funding sources, and the laboratory is led by Dr. David Rawlings, Director of  the Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies at the Seattle Children's Research Institute.



Job Responsibilities:

  • Help to design, execute and interpret experiments to generate and test novel immune therapies
  • Develop and refine in vitro assays to evaluate cellular products
  • Present data at internal meetings and contribute data to manuscripts and patents


Knowledge, skills and Abilities:

  • Be comfortable in fast paced environment and able to work collaboratively
  • Have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Effective data collection, reduction and summary skills
  • Think critically, trouble shoot, and problem solve
  • Ability to effectively prioritize work across projects
  • Able to follow both verbal and written instruction


Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in biology, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology or biochemistry.
- Prior experience in a laboratory setting.

Preferred Experience:

- Some experience with research laboratory techniques such as cell culture or molecular biology.


Interested parties please send resume and cover letter to and/or apply on the Seattle Children’s site 

Min to Max Hourly Salary

Min: USD $24.36/Hr. Max: USD $36.54/Hr.

Min to Max Annual Salary

Min Salary: USD $50,668.80/Hr. Max Salary: USD $76,003.20/Hr.

Salary Information

This compensation range was calculated based on full-time employment (2080 hours worked per calendar year). Offers are determined by multiple factors including equity, skills, experience, and expertise, and may vary within the range provided.


The union pay ranges can be found on the Seattle Children’s website here: WSNA - UFCW


Seattle Children’s offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

Disclaimer for Out of State Applicants

This compensation range is specific to Seattle, positions located outside of Seattle may be compensated differently depending on various factors.

Benefits Information

Seattle Children’s offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 403(b), life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more. Click here for more information.

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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