Center for Infectious Disease Research Research Technician - Smith Lab in Seattle, Washington

Job Description

Opportunity Overview:

The Smith Lab at the Center for Infectious Disease Research is seeking a Research Technician (level I or II) to start immediately. The position involves experimental research examining vascular dysfunction in cerebral malaria.

The successful applicant will be fully integrated into ongoing projects and will be expected to design, execute and analyze experiments with appropriate supervision. Enthusiasm and initiative to learn new methods and to perform work efficiently and carefully are essential. Training in techniques that are unfamiliar will be provided. Candidates should have a bachelor´s degree in an appropriate field, such as molecular/cellular biology or biochemistry.

Key responsibilities:

  • General tissue culture and maintenance of multiple malaria parasite strains and human endothelial cells
  • Molecular cloning and PCR
  • Assist in general lab support

The following are required:

  • Experience in laboratory research for at least 6 months (undergraduate research is acceptable)
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Occasional weekend work

Familiarity with the following techniques is a plus:

  • Cell culture
  • PCR
  • RNA extraction
  • Microscopy and image processing

Resume and Cover letter is required.

Organization Overview:

Nearly 40 years ago, the Center for Infectious Disease Research (formerly Seattle Biomedical Research Institute) was founded as an independent non-profit organization devoted to the research of global infectious disease. The Center holds true to those roots today, having grown to include over 250 staff members who work collaboratively with one common goal: to eliminate the world’s most devastating infectious diseases. To learn more about the Center for Infectious Disease Research, please visit our website at

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The Center for Infectious Disease Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Tracking Code: 201733

Job Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular