We welcome letters of interest from scientific candidates who are interested in joining our team at Kineta®. For more information contact us.

About Kineta

Kineta, Inc. is a Seattle-based biotech company dedicated to the discovery and development of therapeutics to treat infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases and chronic pain. Our innovative work environment requires employees to be independent, creative, and organized in addressing challenges and opportunities. Employees are rewarded for their contributions and are supported with a comprehensive benefits program. Kineta also provides individuals opportunities to advance their careers through exposure to all aspects of the drug development process.


Research Associate (Immunology/Adjuvant Discovery)

Kineta is seeking an experienced scientific research associate to support the discovery and preclinical development of small molecule adjuvants. The successful candidate will be involved in the design, execution and interpretation of both human and murine in vitro assays as well as in vivo experiments related to the discovery and characterization of adjuvants for infectious disease vaccines. Experience in cellular immunological assays using human and murine primary cells and performing multi-parameter flow cytometry experiments is required; knowledge of murine infectious disease models and molecular immunology experience is a plus. Responsibilities of the position include conducting cell based high throughput screens; assisting in the development of cell-based functional assays using human and murine primary cells; developing immunogenicity models and establishing readouts characterizing the MOA of selected adjuvants in infectious disease vaccine models. 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.

Research Associate (Virology/Arenavirus)

Kineta is seeking a motivated research associate to join a growing team of diverse and dynamic researchers devoted to developing novel and effective therapeutics for treating infectious viral diseases. The candidate is expected to effectively support the completion of scientific milestones related to the characterization of lead candidate small molecule antivirals against Arenaviruses . The candidate will participate in in vitro and in vivo experimental design, optimization and troubleshooting. The candidate will also execute study protocols, interpret data and generate reports.

Director – Business Development (Preclinical Programs)

The Director of Business Development (Preclinical Programs) is responsible for sourcing and closing partnering opportunities for Kineta’s early-stage antiviral and chronic pain drug programs, including out-licensing, collaborations and co-development transactions with biotech and pharmaceutical companies. This key team member must have business development experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry, a proven ability to compellingly communicate the scientific and commercial merits of Kineta’s drug programs, a deep knowledge of the drug development process and intellectual property management, as well as excellent coordination and relationship management skills.

Project Manager (Pre-immunology clinical Drug Discovery and Development)

Kineta is seeking an experienced project manager to support diverse preclinical drug discovery and development programs. The successful candidate will join our multidisciplinary team to work on the discovery research and pre-clinical development of small molecules and/or peptides. Under direction, the candidate will be responsible for the planning, management, and completion of R&D projects on a wide variety of programs. The candidate will use project management skills to manage project roles, identify resource requirements, define project deliverables, prepare program reports, and ensure quality of projects. Ability to manage effective communication, shifting priorities, and relationships is critical.

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Senior Research Associate (Translational Development/Analytics)
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Administrative Assistant
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Director, Capital Acquisition


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.

Seattle uniquely benefits from being a cross road that links the lower 48 to British Columbia and Alaska. It is also a portal to Hawaii and Asia. Visitors taste these influences in the unique Pacific Northwest cuisine and feel these connections in the diverse cultural scene.

If you love the outdoors, you’ll love living here. A 45-minute drive offers magnificent day hikes in some of the most beautiful mountains in America. Travel a little further and Mount Rainier, all 14,410 feet of her, is there for shedding the stress of life. World class skiing, sailing, fishing are also readily accessible.

Kineta offers a competitive total compensation package as well as the chance to join an exciting company. Connect with us:

Kineta, Inc.
219 Terry Ave North,
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98109
Human Resources: resumes@kinetabio.com

Kineta, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Current Openings

Research Associate (Immunology/Adjuvant Discovery)

Research Associate (Virology/Arenavirus)

Director – Business Development (Preclinical Programs)

Project Manager (Pre-clinical Drug Discovery and Development)