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Research Assistant-Pre Clinical

Seattle, Washington 98102
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  • Extensive small animal work including immunization, bleeds, dissections and tissue collection
  • Work under biosafety level 2 and 3 conditions
  • Enumeration of viral and bacterial pathogens from experimental animals by culture under BSL2 and/or BSL3 conditions
  • Perform tissue culture, flow cytometry, ELISpots, ELISA, bacterial and viral neutralization Record procedures, outcomes and observations in lab notebook following established guidelines
  • Monitor laboratory supply inventories and ensure available stock for group or area
  • Maintain the highest standards of laboratory practice in line with IDRI policy


  • B.S. or equivalent in Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular and Cellular Biology or related fields
  • Minimum of 1 year of full time microbiology or immunology lab employment beyond academic courses
  • Extensive small animal (mice) experience a strong plus. Willingness to work with small animal models of infectious disease required
  • Experience with ELISA and Robotics
  • Experience working under BSL2 or BSL3 conditions
  • Close attention to detail including recording observations and findings in audited lab notebooks
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office and scientific data/graphics programs
  • Proficient in trouble-shooting experiments, maintenance of equipment and working with moderate supervision
  • Ability to multi-task and perform multiple scientific protocols and procedures under direction.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Possess a work ethic that includes neatness, punctuality, and accuracy
  • Must be self-motivated, organized and be able work in a team environment
  • Must be able to sit, walk, lift at least 10 lbs., and stand for extended periods of time

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

Posted: 2018-11-26 Expires: 2018-12-26

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