CHILDRENS HOSPITAL & Research Scientist I - EX - Immunotherapy Integration Hub in Seattle, Washington

Research Scientist I - EX - Immunotherapy Integration Hub Job ID2018-29113Area of Interest Research & Development Location Name Olive Lab at MPW FTE/Hours per pay period 1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods) Work Status Regular Department Immunotherapy Integration Hub Shift Day Shift Overview The Immunotherapy Integration Hub (IIH) at Seattle Children's Research Institute (SCRI) seeks to develop innovative new cellular therapies and translate these advances to groundbreaking clinical trials for children with the most aggressive forms of cancer. We are seeking a bright, enthusiastic, highly-motivated and experienced molecular and cellular biologists to join the Jensen Lab. This position contributes to a team focused on translating tumor immunotherapy from the bench into pediatric patients with cancer. We look for people who are inspired by our mission and who would fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous and entrepreneurial spirit of our research team culture. The primary purpose of this position is to test a state of the art regulated system for transgene expression to enhance the function of chimeric antigen receptor T cells with the goal of making better clinical therapies. Under the direction of a senior research scientist, the successful candidate will use her/his established molecular/cellular biology skill sets to construct lentiviral or plasmid vectors and create primary T cell lines which contain various transgenes under the regulated system, and evaluate them for regulated effects and biological activities. The ideal candidate will have significant work experience in molecular biology, immunology, tissue culture and flow cytometry. The candidate will be extensively involved in designing experiments, implementing new strategies, generating data, analyzing results and preparing reports, in support of funded research studies. To ensure successful project completion and teamwork, she/he must have critical thinking abilities, be able to prioritize and perform multiple tasks in a dynamic environment, meet deadlines, and must have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. The candidate will be required to participate and present data in weekly lab meetings and maintain up-to-date and well-organized electronic lab notebook. Requirements Required Education/Experience: - Bachelor's Degree in biology, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology or biochemistry. - Prior experience in a laboratory setting. Required Credentials: - N/A Preferred: - Research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, and tissue culture techniques is highly preferred. Seattle Children's is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate with respect to hiring or promotion of individuals, conditions of employment, disciplinary and discharge practices, or any other aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin (ancestry), disability, age, genetic information, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.