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Seattle Children's Hospital Fellow - PhD in Seattle, Washington

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

Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.

In 2020, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.

As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.

Children’s Research Institute in Dr. Tanya Parish Lab:

TB remains a serious global health problem and there is an urgent need for new therapeutic agents. Work within our group focusses on the development of new anti-tubercular agents. The Parish Lab ( is seeking a qualified chemist at the post-doctoral level to conduct synthetic/medicinal chemistry in the area of tuberculosis. The candidate will work on a research project to develop novel inhibitors of protein secretion in the global human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The candidate will be responsible for the design, synthesis and characterization of small molecules for drug discovery, as well as analytical chemistry.

Description of Responsibilities:

• Conduct a research and development project

• Design and implement research plans

• Troubleshoot and solve experimental and technical problems

• Prepare and present papers, reports, and presentations of current research work

• Write manuscripts and assist with grant preparation

• Oversee quality control and data integrity

Specific duties include:

• Design, synthesis, purification and characterization of small molecules as candidate anti-tubercular agents

• Use of analytical chemistry techniques/methods.

• Support of in vitro ADME studies.

Required Education/Experience:

  • PhD in organic chemistry from an accredited university training program

  • Experience using basic research techniques of specialty area


  • Previous experience conducting research in medicinal chemistry

  • Experience in protocol and manuscript development and in grant writing


  • Previous experience conducting research in medicinal chemistry

  • Experience in protocol and manuscript development and in grant writing

In accordance with Washington state law, 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 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.

External Job Title: Fellow - PhD

Job ID / Requisition Number: 2022-42821

FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)

Name: Global Infectious Disease

Shift: Day Shift

Street: 1900 9th Avenue