26 days old

Research Assistant

Seattle, Washington 98102
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The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) is a Seattle-based not-for-profit organization committed to applying innovative science to the research and development of 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 antigen discovery and development, adjuvant formulation and delivery, drug discovery and development, and biomarker discovery for diagnostics. 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.


The TB Discovery Group is looking for a research assistant to work in our drug discovery group. The successful candidate will provide a range of support services for a range of microbiological assays, high throughput screening and determining novel drug targets in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.


Description of Responsibilities:

  • Work under Biosafety Level 3 conditions with Mycobacteriumtuberculosis
  • Performing research and experiments for scientific projects
  • Run a wide range of biochemical, microbiological and cellular assays
  • Developing and running phenotypic assays (cell-based, M.tuberculosis)
  • Prepare media and supplies for experimental work
  • Compound preparation, handling and inventory, including use of robotics equipment
  • Maintenance of laboratory, compound and pathogen inventories
  • Maintenance of bacterial and eukaryotic cell cultures
  • Assist with data handling using a variety of computer software and LIMS
  • Writing standard protocols
  • Record procedures, outcomes and observations in lab notebook following established guidelines
  • Utilize established mathematical and scientific techniques to compile and analyze data
  • Maintain the highest standards of laboratory practice in line with IDRI policy
  • Contribute freely to the team research environment in a manner conducive to the success of the research project as a whole


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • A BS/BA, or equivalent in a biological discipline
  • Interest in infectious diseases
  • Experience in microbiology, high throughput screening or molecular methods is desirable
  • Able to perform multiple scientific protocols and procedures under direction.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer literacy, proficiency in MS Office programs
  • General health appropriate to the duties of the post
  • 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.

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.


Posted: 2019-10-25 Expires: 2019-11-24

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