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Research Technologist I with Bloodworks Northwest

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April 24, 2023

We have a wonderful opportunity for a Research Technologist I to join our research lab at Bloodworks Northwest. The incumbent will work under general supervision performing activities associated with various assigned research projects with a focus on biomarker discovery for oxidative stress, blood storage and transfusion by using mass spectrometry, protemoics, metabolomics, and analytical biochemistry, assuring compliance of stated goals and objectives as outlined in each protocol.

Principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate and/or develop the design and testing of experiments under direction of Research staff including, but not limited to method development of mass spectrometric, HPLC, and other approaches for global and targeted metabolite and other small molecule analysis.
  • Prepares and conducts laboratory research experiments following written protocols, descriptions in literature or de novo.
  • Preparation of biological samples.
  • Operation of HPLCs and LC-MS.
  • Analyze and communicate results of experiments.
  • Basic laboratory maintenance.
  • Create templates for use in performing data entry of study information.
  • Maintain detailed notebook of all procedures and experiments.
  • Troubleshoot problems with reagents and/or equipment.
  • Coordinate activities with work of other Research staff to ensure achievement of objectives.
  • Contribute to writing papers and grants.
  • Inventory recording and tracking.
  • Order and perform quality control of reagents and supplies.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to Research Assistants or students as needed.
  • Conduct training on procedures within area of expertise.



  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or equivalent education and related experience.
  • Excellent organizational and record keeping skills with attention to detail.
  • Basic computer skills, including word-processing, database and spreadsheet management, email, and Internet.
  • Demonstrated effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

Specific job skills include, but are not limited to:

  • Frequent use of a hand held pipetter.


  • This position has direct exposure to blood borne pathogens and requires work with human and animal blood and tissue samples and non-pathogenic viruses.
Employees regularly scheduled for 24+ hours per week are covered by medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, with family coverage also available. Also able to participate in retirement plans (401a & 403b), consolidated paid leave program (4.8 – 6.8 weeks of time off accrued per year, based on length of service), subsidized back-up child care program, subsidized transit program, educational reimbursement.