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Seattle Children's Hospital Student Helper in Seattle, Washington

Tuberculosis remains the largest cause of death from a bacterial infection with 1.5 million deaths in 2021. The Parish Lab works on understanding the biology of the causative agent, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and discovering and developing novel drugs for tuberculosis. We are looking for a student helper to provide support for research in our microbiology laboratory

Prepare laboratory media and reagents. Prepare bacteriological growth media. Prepare reagents and buffers for molecular biological procedures, pH buffers. Prepare antibiotic stocks. Perform quality control checks on all media and reagents. Pour agarose gels. Autoclave sterile tubes.

Maintain inventories of reagents and supplies. Order reagents and supplies to maintain sufficient stocks.

Maintain water baths and freezers. Keep laboratory water baths filled and clean. Defrost laboratory freezers.

Maintain clean common work areas; clean sinks and put away dishes and equipment.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Attending High School at least at the "Junior" level OR High School Diploma or equivalent.

Required Credentials:

  • N/A


  • Data entry and word processing experience

  • Knowledge of medical terminology

  • Administrative experience in a research setting

  • Currently enrolled in college level courses at an accredited college or university.

In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children’s requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.

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.

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: Student Helper

Job ID / Requisition Number: 2022-46670

FTE/Hours per pay period: Per Diem (hours per bi-weekly pay periods varies)

Name: Global Infectious Disease

Shift: Day Shift

Street: 307 Westlake Ave N

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