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Postdoctoral Scientist

Seattle, Washington 98102
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The TB Discovery Group is looking for a post-doctoral scientist to work in the drug discovery group on a project to understand the biology and physiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The successful candidate will work on a project aimed at investigating the role of a type VII secretion system in mediating resistance to new antimicrobial agents, and to determine how these novel compounds kill the bacteria.

  • Work under Biosafety Level 3 conditions with Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Conduct research to understand the mode of action of novel anti-mycobacterial compounds
  • Conduct research to determine the role of secretion in mediating drug resistance
  • Use a number of approaches combining microbiology, molecular biology and biochemistry methods
  • Genetic manipulation of mycobacteria, particularly M. tuberculosis
  • Design and implement research plans
  • Troubleshoot and solve experimental and technical problems
  • Write manuscripts and assist with grant preparation
  • Contribute freely to the team research environment in a manner conducive to the success of the research project as a whole


  • Graduate in relevant biological science
  • PhD in relevant area of microbiology or molecular biology
  • Laboratory bench skills
  • Research skills in microbiology and/or molecular biology
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literacy, including word processing, Excel and literature searches
  • Scientific publication record
  • Experience working with mycobacteria or other pathogens
  • Biosafety level 3 (BSL3) experience
  • Ability to work with hazardous organisms at BSL3 level
  • Ability to maintain good laboratory records
  • Ability to organize and prioritize own work
  • Ability to write papers
  • Ability to generate scientific hypotheses
  • Ability to work effectively in collaborative laboratory environment with multiple ongoing projects
  • Ability to work with co-workers and outside agencies professionally and tactfully
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Possess a work ethic that includes neatness, punctuality, and accuracy

IDRI offers a comprehensive compensation plan which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and EAP. In addition, IDRI offers Flexible Spending Accounts, a matching ROTH 401K Retirement Plan and Commuter benefits.


This summary describes a portion of the essential functions/responsibilities of this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all job duties. Management reserves the right to modify the duties of this position as necessary.


Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


IDRI is an E-Verify Employer

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