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Seattle Children's Hospital Laboratory Assistant III, Research GMP in Seattle, Washington

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.

Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine.

Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.

We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.

We are seeking a Lab Assistant III, Research GMP to join Seattle Children's. The successful candidate will provide support to the Therapeutic Cell Production Core (TCPC) GMP facility and Quality control lab. This role will assist with general laboratory maintenance, GMP documentation maintenance, and other critical activities in support of GMP manufacturing and testing of cell products.


  • Maintain working cell lines using proper sterile technique.

  • Assist in maintaining TCPC equipment management program, including performing equipment cleaning, monitoring (equipment QC), and assisting in preventative maintenance efforts.

  • Perform Environmental Monitoring in the clean room classified spaces.

  • Ensure cleaning, stocking, and maintenance of orderly work environment in the QC lab and GMP clean room suites; maintain and distribute clean equipment and glassware.

  • Assist in material management program including receiving materials, tracking material receipt in appropriate database(s), maintaining current clinical material/reagent inventory, and completion of supporting GMP documentation.

  • Assist in transport of research and/or clinical samples to SCH, other SCRI campus, etc.

  • Assist with Quality control and Manufacturing support activities as assigned.

  • Operate and maintain appropriate records to ensure GLP compliance (QC lab) and GMP compliance (cleanroom).

  • Participate in team meetings

  • Assist others especially when workload is high or in response to short staffing.

  • Comply with Laboratory and Research Institute policies and procedures.

  • Maintain continuous process improvement initiatives.

Seattle Children's Employer Highlights:

  • Leader in Pediatric Care: Because of our people, Seattle Children’s is recognized as a leading teaching, research and specialty care center at the forefront of pediatric care.

  • Competitive Benefits: We support a healthy work–life balance. Our benefits include employee care, paid time off, health insurance and retirement savings.

  • Transportation Discounts: Company bike program, on-site zip cars, unlimited ORCA transit pass, daily commute bonus provided to staff who us alternate methods of travel to/from work, company vanpools.

  • Diversity/Inclusion: We strive to maintain an atmosphere that reflects our values of inclusion by providing effective and respectful care compatible with each patient and family's beliefs, values, and heritage.

Required Education/Experience:

  • AA Degree or some college coursework in chemistry, biology, etc., and/or related experience in a laboratory.

  • Familiarity with research laboratory environments.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific field (Biology, Chemistry, Immunology, etc.).

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

External Job Title: Laboratory Assistant III, Research GMP

Job ID / Requisition Number: 2020-36665

FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)

Name: SCTx Operations

Shift: Day Shift

Street: 1920 Terry Ave