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Sr. Specialist, Molecular Biology

Seattle, Washington 98102
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  • Preparation of ex vivo assays under BSL2/BSL3 conditions.
  • Perform PBMC isolation, intracellular cytokine staining, flow cytometry, ELISPOTS, ELISA and other immunological assays.
  • Utilize established mathematical procedures, graphing programs, and statistical methods to compile and analyze data.
  • Responsible for performing assay development, optimizations, and validations as a primary lead and/or in collaboration with others.
  • Records procedures, outcomes and observations in lab notebook following established guidelines.
  • Monitors laboratory supply inventories and works with purchasing to ensure available stock for group or area.
  • Presents research at group meetings.
  • Communicates with research management on a regular basis.


  • A BS/BA, or equivalent in a scientific discipline and 3-10 years of related laboratory experience.

  • Experience and skills with PBMC processing, humoral, and/or cellular immunology.

  • Extensive working knowledge of flow cytometry and experience using FlowJo analysis software.

  • Proficiency in MS Office and scientific data/graphics programs. 

  • Must be self-motivated, highly organized, and be able to work on teams.

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: clinical trials, project management, assay development, assay validation, generating budgets for laboratory procedures, training clinical sites on specimen processing (domestic and international), repository management, management of research associates.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Able to perform multiple scientific protocols and procedures under direction.

  • Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail.

  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality




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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