Scientist - Clinical Immunology

Scientist - Clinical Immunology

Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI)

Seattle, WA, United States

A scientist position is available in the Clinical Immunology Group.  The successful candidate will be involved in characterizing functionality of immune cells.  Previous experience in human immunology and cellular immunoassay, including multiparametric flow cytometry, is a must.  Excellent organizational and communication skills are required.


  • Oversee clinical immunology group and assessment of immunological endpoints in vaccine clinical trials including assay development and validation.
  • Contribute to study designs, clinical study reports, statistical analysis plans, manuscripts, and grant applications.
  • Oversee specimen processing, training, and shipping for domestic and international sites.
  • Design and execute research projects that further the understanding and development of effective vaccines.
  • Responsible for experimental design and developing immunoassay methodology following scientific
  • Literature review, quality standards and discussion with peers, as required.
  • Prepare standard operating procedures and qualification/validation reports for immunoassays
    development and implementation.
    Participate in laboratory audits to ensure GCLP-like compliance and assist with clinical training activities. Records procedures, outcomes and observations in lab notebook following established guidelines.
  • Utilize established mathematical and scientific techniques to compile and critically analyze and interpret data.
  • Communicate with research management on a regular basis.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals.
  • Presents research at group and internal/external scientific meetings.
  • Participate in grant writing.
  • Supervision of research assistant(s) and/or associate(s).
  • A PhD in immunology or related discipline and a minimum of 3 years of related postdoctoral research  
  • experience.
  • Experience in microbiology and/or infectious diseases.
  • Experience and skills in human T- and B-cell based functional assays (e.g., ELISPOT, CTL, ELISA, CBA, Luminex
  • and flow cytometry).
  • A strong track record of publication.
  • Experience working under Biosafety Level 2 or 3 (BL2/BL3) conditions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, scientific data/graphics programs, and biostatistics.
  • Must be self-motivated, organized and be able to work within a team and communicate effectively to outside agencies.
  • Able to use experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Able to perform multiple scientific protocols and procedures independently.
  • Familiarity with current immunological or microbiological assays such as:  Flow cytometry, ELISpots, Luminex,
  • Antibody neutralization, and ELISA.
  • Familiarity with data analysis and graphing software such as FLowJo, Prism, and/or Jump.
  • Proficiency with appropriate usage of statistical methods for data analysis.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • 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.


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.


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