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Allen Institute for Brain Science Hiring BSc Life Science Candidates

Allen Institute for Brain Science Hiring BSc Life Science Candidates

This Research Associate I will support projects aimed to classify cell types within the brain and be responsible for executing a variety of laboratory tasks and/or experiments in a high-throughput laboratory and animal care environment following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Good judgment and problem-solving skills are required for recognizing process deviations, participating in troubleshooting, and operation of complex laboratory instrumentation.

Job Title: Research Associate I – Tissue Processing

Department: Electrophysiology

Location: Seattle, WA Hybrid

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in a life science or related field

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 1+ years of related work experience and/or training preferred
  • Exceptional manual dexterity and attention to detail
  • Basic knowledge of mouse neuroanatomy, genetics, flow cytometry, RNA sequencing, electrophysiology and/or cell biology
  • Experience working with mice and/or tissue samples
  • Experience with fluorescence and/or dissection microscopy
  • Ability to critically interpret and analyze scientific data
  • Intermediate level ability with Microsoft Office suite and the ability to learn other custom software systems
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a collaborative team

Work Environment

Work requires proper use of personal protective equipment and engineering controls
Laboratory duties involve safely handling or working near chemical, biological or other hazardous

Animal Care Services

  • Exposure to and handling of laboratory animals required
  • Perform euthanasia, surgical procedures, and tissue collections

Physical Demands

  • Occasional lifting up to 30 pounds
  • Fine motor movements in fingers/hands to operate computers and other office and lab equipment; repetitive motion with lab equipment
    Push/pull a cart
  • Stooping, bending, crouching, sitting
  • Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is an essential job and expected to report for work regardless of weather and/or other conditions

  • Rotating evening on-call coverage
  • Occasional evening hours required
  • This role is currently working onsite and is expected to work onsite for the majority of working hours. The primary work location for this role is 615 Westlake Ave N., with flexibility to work remotely on a limited basis.
    Additional Eligibility Qualifications

In keeping with our focus on employee safety, all employees must be up to date with vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless a medical or religious accommodation is approved. All employees will be required to keep their vaccination status up to date according to CDC guidance.

Annualized Salary Range

$46,708 – $65,392 *
* Final salary depends on required education for the role, experience, and level of skills relevant to the role, along with work location, where applicable.

Essential Functions

  • Performance of acute surgical procedures and tissue dissections
    Handling of mice
  • Processing mouse, human, and non-human primate brain tissue
    Dissociation and preparation of single cell/nuclei samples for analysis
  • Cell and tissue histological staining
  • Follow SOPs, good laboratory practices, and regulatory requirements
  • Maintain accurate laboratory documentation and reporting using established methods
  • Work with supervisor to appropriately manage time and prioritize tasks

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