Research Associate I - Bench

Job ID 2023-51548
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
Global Infectious Disease
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province
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The Grundner Lab ( is looking for an outstanding Research Associate I in microbiology or biochemistry with an interest in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) pathogenesis.


Tuberculosis is the deadliest infectious disease that causes a permanent pandemic in many resource-poor countries. This position is an opportunity to do meaningful work towards a better understanding of the biology and pathogenesis of this pathogen and to contribute to early drug development. The position has excellent potential for growth and professional development.


Applicants should be highly motivated, driven, and strong multi-taskers who thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. This role offers the opportunity to work with Mtb in a state-of-the-art BSL-3 laboratory and to train in cutting edge microbiology, molecular biology, and biochemical approaches to answer fundamental questions about Mtb pathogenesis. The Grundner lab is located in the vibrant South Lake Union Research hub.


The position requires at least a bachelor's degree in microbiology, biochemistry, or a related field and experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, or microbiology bench research.


Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in microbiology, biochemistry, immunology, or related field.
  • Minimum one (1) year of laboratory research experience.

Required Credentials:

  • N/A.


  • Previous experience with techniques in molecular biology and biochemistry.
  • Familiarity with computers, including data entry and spreadsheets.
  • Experience analyzing data using spreadsheets and statistical analysis.

Min to Max Hourly Salary

$21.94 - $32.90 /hr

Min to Max Annual Salary

$45,635.20 - $68,432.00 /yr

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.

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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.

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