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Benaroya Research Institute Lab Aide (work-study) in Seattle, Washington

The research in the Hamerman Lab will lead to a better mechanistic understanding of how myeloid cells contribute to autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

The student will benefit by learning biological laboratory techniques including DNA isolation, PCR, gel electrophoresis as well as how to keep laboratory notes. The student will also learn about cells of the immune system and autoimmune diseases.

This work-study position is for 10 to 15 hours each week.

  • Prepare media and reagents, such as stock solutions.

  • Isolate DNA and perform PCR

  • Keep detailed notes of laboratory results

  • Maintain a clean and orderly laboratory area.

  • Clean and maintain lab equipment.

  • Check and replenish supplies.

  • Assist with experiments as needed.

    The Lab Aide will perform routine work in a research laboratory including providing general assistance to technical laboratory personnel to help keep the lab in a clean and orderly state.

  • Meet Washington state residency requirements for state financial aid with evidence of a work-study award

  • Be enrolled at least half-time in an eligible program at a participating college - position must relate to program of study

  • Maintain academic progress

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

$20.00 to $23.35 per hour

  • Paid sick leave

  • Subsidized bus pass

Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) has a bold mission: To predict, prevent, reverse and cure immune system diseases, from autoimmune disease to cancer to COVID-19. We examine the immune system in both health and disease to understand how disorders start and how to rebalance the immune system back to health. Equipped with innovative tools and robust biorepositories, our team chips away at the biggest mysteries behind these conditions to work toward our vision of a healthy immune system for everyone. BRI is a world-renowned independent nonprofit research institute affiliated with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and based in Seattle. We collaborate with clinicians to accelerate the path from innovative lab discoveries to life-changing patient care.

At BRI, each role is valued and an important contributor to our vision and mission. BRI is committed to a safe, caring and diverse workplace; as well as to taking action to further our commitments to foster inclusion, equity and belonging so employees feel comfortable bringing their full selves to work. Consider making a difference by joining our team. Because together, we are powering possibility.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status. If you need assistance completing the application process, please contact Human Resources at 206-287-5646 or email


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Street: 1201 Ninth Avenue