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Seattle Children's Hospital Research Scientist III 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

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.

Responsible for independently evaluating, selecting, and applying standardized scientific procedures and techniques to carry out research/development activities in a particular scientific discipline. Has broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of field of specialization. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Makes detailed observations, analyzes and interprets data and writes manuscripts/grant proposals. Collaborates with principal investigator, taking direct responsibility for carrying out research and development activities. Considerable effort (25% or more) may be dedicated to seeking independent outside research funding.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a scientific discipline or related field.

  • Minimum five years of related experience with a strong publication record (May require a PhD for certain lab specialties. If Master's prepared, minimum three years of related experience in a field of scientific study).

  • Experience analyzing data using imaging software

  • Experience with laboratory coordination.

Preferred qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Immunology or similar; ideally with 2+ years of postdoctoral experience in academia or industry

  • Familiarity with of T cell immunology including T cell effector function, T cell differentiation, T cell exhaustion and persistence, and stimulatory/inhibitory regulatory mechanisms

  • Familiarity with assays to characterize human T cell phenotype and function, including cytotoxicity, proliferation, cytokine production, high-dimensional FACS or spectral cytometry for phenotypic or functional analysis

  • Experience in cell sorting

  • Experience in developing assays utilizing primary human T cells

  • Experience in single cell RNA sequencing using 10X Genomics systems preferred

  • Strong leadership and organizational skills

  • Enjoys team science

  • Ability to work in a matrixed, fast-paced and quickly changing environment

  • Ability to deliver on key milestones within defined timelines

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: Research Scientist III

Job ID / Requisition Number: 2020-36988

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

Name: Global Infectious Disease

Shift: Day Shift

Street: 307 Westlake Ave N

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