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Research Associate I - Tissue Processing

Department: 3430- Tissue Processing
Location: Seattle

Research Associate I- Tissue Processing

The Research Associate I is 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.

This role is expected to comply with regulatory requirements, adhere to SOPs, initiate individual experiments and to work efficiently in a team environment.

Job Responsibilities†

  • Performance of acute surgical procedures and tissue dissections.
  • Handling of mice.
  • Processing human brain tissue.
  • Dissociation and preparation of 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 adhere to appropriate management and prioritization of tasks and time.


  • Bachelor's degree in a life science or related field.
  • 1+ years of related work experience and/or training preferred.
  • Exceptional manual dexterity and attention to detail.
  • Basic knowledge of mouse genetics, anatomy, flow cytometry, electrophysiology and/or cell biology.
  • Experience working with mice and/or tissue samples
  • Ability to critically interpret and analyze scientific data.
  • Intermediate level ability with MS Office suite and the ability to learn other custom software systems
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a collaborative team.
  • Availability to work outside of standard working hours.


  • Bachelorís degree in a life science or related field
  • 0-2 years of related work experience and/or training

It is the policy of the Allen Institute to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Allen Institute will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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