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Process Development Associate I

Seattle, Washington 98102
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The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) is a Seattle-based non-profit research organization committed to developing products to prevent, detect and treat infectious diseases. IDRI translates basic research to develop vaccines, diagnostics and drugs for applications in global health. We focus on adjuvant formulation and preclinical immunology. IDRI’s leadership in the global health community extends to international alliances and partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, universities, research institutes, governments, and public health organizations.


We are seeking a motivated Process Development Associate to join our Formulations team! The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining inventory and performing stability characterization of IDRI’s (R&D) manufactured formulations for use in the development of vaccines against infectious diseases. The incumbent will also assist in the fulfillment/shipping of internal and external formulation requests, maintain and facilitate annual performance maintenance of lab instruments, and assist with daily lab maintenance activities. Additional responsibilities will include the occasional antigen-adjuvant compatibility study, which will conclude with a detailed technical report. Must be able to multitask, be highly organized and have great attention to detail. Ensure that all job responsibilities are performed and documented accurately and timely. Additionally, a strong interest in programming and database development is highly desirable.


  • Perform characterization of stability samples by HPLC, UV spectrophotometry, zetapotential, particle sizing, and pH
  • Perform antigen-adjuvant compatibility studies using various characterization techniques
  • Maintain physical inventory, stability task list and database of all formulations
  • Demonstrate ability for critical thinking, multitasking, meticulous attention to detail and maintaining a highly organized work schedule
  • Be able to build and maintain a good, dependable and trustworthy working relationship with teammates within the immediate group and liaison between departments and external collaborators
  • Generate protocols, reports and maintain a detailed lab notebook
  • Assist with daily lab maintenance activities, such as restocking general use lab supplies


Required Qualifications

  • A BS/BA, or equivalent, preferably with a focus in chemistry, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical engineering or other related scientific discipline
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office and file management

Desired Qualifications


  • Knowledge and hands on experience with following techniques is preferred: HPLC, UV-spectrophotometry, zetapotential, particle sizing (DLS), osmolality, pH
  • 1-2 years of experience in a scientific laboratory

We are always interested in training the next generation of scientists. Those who are seeking additional mentored laboratory experience as a stepping-stone to a scientific career are encouraged to apply.


To apply, visit: https://secure3.entertimeonline.com/ta/90580.jobs?ShowAllOpenings


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.

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 401(k) Retirement Plan, and commuter benefits.

Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans.

IDRI is an E-Verify Employer

Posted: 2020-09-16 Expires: 2020-10-16

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