We welcome letters of interest from scientific candidates who are interested in joining our team at Kineta®. For more information contact us.
Kineta is a Seattle biotechnology company dedicated to discovery and development of products to treat autoimmune/inflammatory and infectious diseases. Our innovative work environment requires employees to be independent, creative, and organized in addressing challenges and opportunities. Employees are rewarded for their efforts and contributions, are supported with a comprehensive benefits program and provided with opportunities to advance their career.
Research Associate (Virology/Preclinical studies)
Kineta is seeking an experienced scientific research associate to support the preclinical development of novel innate immune modulating drugs. The successful candidate will join our multidisciplinary team of researchers who are working on the pre-clinical development of small molecules that have antiviral and adjuvanting properties. The successful candidate will be proficient in cell based assays to measure biological activity, toxicity and bioavailability of small molecule drugs. Specific technical skills may include assays to measure; virus replication, cell growth, and changes in gene expression. The candidate should also possess some experience working with animal models and be willing to learn pre-clinical in vivo models for activity and tolerability. The candidate will be required to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team setting to ensure timely completion of studies and is expected to present experimental findings at internal meetings and through written reports. Project requires handling infectious agents and conducting assays in a BSL 2+ environment.
The successful candidate will possess proven skills relevant in biomedical research, and have the ability to adapt and learn new techniques quickly in a dynamic drug discovery environment. Kineta is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and as the member of a team in a fast-paced start-up environment.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or related field with at least five years of experience in biotechnology medical research. The candidate should have basic expertise in standard biochemical assays including ELISA, protein chemistry, flow cytometry, immunofluorescent microscopy, and PCR. The candidate should also be well trained and comfortable performing tissue culture with cell lines and primary cells. Experience working with small laboratory animals is strongly requested. Must be computer proficient (Windows), possess excellent written and oral communication skills, show attention to detail, and have experience working in a fast-paced research environment.
We offer a competitive total compensation package as well as the chance to join an exciting company at an early stage.
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Kineta is a great place to work where exciting science and committed people come together. Our team consists of pioneers in immunology and virology that have made leading discoveries in virus- host interaction and the genomics of immune response. We are advancing this work with the vision of developing novel compounds including treatments for autoimmune diseases, broad spectrum antivirals and non-narcotic pain relief.
Our labs are outfitted with superb infrastructure, cutting edge technology and tools to execute high through put screening for antiviral research. We have also created advanced systems to analyze innate immune response on different viral systems.
Our working environment values diversity, encourages intellectual curiosity and fosters professional growth. We are a team. Collaboration is a fundamental component of our success. Kineta is committed to maintaining a workplace where employees can strike a meaningful balance between work and life.
We demand and deliver the highest scientific and ethical standards in all that we do. Advancing our scientific progress is a priority, including publication in major journals and presentations at national conferences. We also have a lot of fun!
Seattle is a great place to live and Kineta Inc. is located in one of the most dynamic and rapidly evolving parts of the city. Our South Lake Union neighborhood is the first to be served by the new rapid transit street car line, which to the south, gives us easy access to downtown Seattle, its restaurants, shops and attractions, and to the north, connects us to The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and beautiful Lake Union Park.
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