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Research Technician I - Parsons Lab

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Seattle Biomedical Research Institute

Seattle, WA
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Opportunity Overview:

The Parsons Lab at the Center for Infectious Disease Research is seeking an entry level Research Technician I

. This person will participate on projects that explore the function of an essential parasite protein kinase through molecular genetic, and biochemical approaches in a BSL2 laboratory. The project is supported by grants from NIH with the long-term goal of facilitating the discovery of drugs to combat parasitic diseases, specifically African sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis and Chagas’ disease and will involve testing to identify candidate inhibitors. The successful candidate should have a desire to continually broaden their knowledge base and skill set, and will be directly supervised by a senior PhD scientist. Training in specific technical skills will be provided, but a solid background relevant to the job is expected. This project does not include animal work.

Key responsibilities:

Cultivation of the parasites

Trypanosoma brucei


Leishmania donovani

in culture

Perform DNA sequence analysis

Assess parasite phenotypes via growth analysis, western blotting, and biochemical approaches

Purify proteins expressed in


Perform inhibitor assays and other experiments relevant to the projects

Operate a variety of laboratory instruments such as spectrometers, electrophoresis instruments, PCR machines

Consult with researchers on experimental design and data analysis

Maintain a laboratory notebook to document research plans, methods, and outcomes

Prepare laboratory reagents, chemicals, stocks, cultures and cell lines

Attend seminars

The following are required:

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as biochemistry, biology, genetics, or microbiology, with coursework relevant to cell and molecular biology

Laboratory research experience as an undergraduate

Basic mathematical, data recording, computer database, and data analysis skills

Ability to work independently and be self-motivated

Ability and willingness to work with a diverse population

Experience with recombinant DNA/ molecular cloning or protein analysis a plus

Resume and

Cover letter is required to apply.

Organization Overview

Over 40 years ago, the Center for Infectious Disease Research was founded as an independent non-profit organization devoted to the research of global infectious disease. The Center holds true to those roots today, having grown to include over 250 staff members who work collaboratively with one common goal: to eliminate the world’s most devastating infectious diseases. To learn more about the Center for Infectious Disease Research and the remarkable individuals you would support, please visit our website at

Company Profile
SBRI advances global health. Our infectious disease research is the foundation for new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics that benefit those who need our help most: the 14 million who will otherwise die each year from infectious diseases.

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