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Senior Research Assistant

Seattle, Washington 98102
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

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 antigen discovery and development, adjuvant formulation and delivery, therapeutic molecule 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.

Senior Research Assistant - Chemistry

The TB Discovery Group is looking for a temporary research assistant for a period of 9-12 months. The successful candidate will support laboratory activities within the group and conduct research for contract work. The successful candidate will provide a range of support services for a range of assays in our TB drug discovery program. These will include synthetic chemistry, analytical chemistry and pharmacokinetic experiments.


  • Run analytical methods and sample analysis using LC-MS and LC-MS/MS
  • Characterize chemical samples for purity and mass
  • Assist with compound synthesis and characterization
  • Analyze samples using TLC, HPLC, LC-MS and LC-MS/MS
  • Assist with data handling using a variety of computer software and LIMS
  • Maintain laboratory supplies and process orders
  • Receive and store laboratory supplies
  • Coordinate equipment maintenance and repair
  • Synthesis, purification and characterization of small molecules as candidate anti-tubercular agents
  • Use of analytical chemistry techniques/methods
  • Record procedures, outcomes and observations in lab notebook
  • Utilize mathematical and scientific techniques to compile and analyze data
  • Maintain the highest standards of laboratory practice in line with IDRI
  • Contribute freely to the team research environment in a manner conducive to the success of the research project as a whole


Education and Experience: 

  • M.S. Chemistry or other relevant area
  • Minimum of 2 years full-time laboratory experience
  • Laboratory bench skills, knowledge of NMR, HPLC and LCMS
  • Computer literacy, including word processing, Excel, Chemdraw, SciFinder searches
  • Possess a work ethic that includes neatness, punctuality, and accuracy
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as project demands
  • Good communication skills

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: 2019-09-15 Expires: 2019-10-15

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