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Research Scientist Ph.D.

Swedish Health Services, Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment
Seattle, Washington State
Competitive compensation and benefits
Closing date
Apr 18, 2023

Job Details


This is an opportunity for a Research Scientist to join the Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment Research laboratory (Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Cherry Hill, Seattle, WA). The Ivy Center’s research focus is brain tumors and developing new therapeutic approaches for these difficult-to-treat diseases. Specifically, this position is for a federally funded research project investigating alternative splicing events in glioblastoma using transcriptomics, proteomics, and cell-based assays. The Research Scientist will lead the alternative splicing project at 50% effort and remaining 50% effort will be devoted to other lab research projects (such as exploring the potential role of viruses in tumors and developing immuno-oncology approaches). Preference is for a highly motivated scientist with a strong background in cancer research and experience with federally funded grants. The position requires a Ph.D. in a related field, and excellent hands-on technical laboratory skills. This is a full-time role and offers a flexible schedule.

Independent conduct and oversight or administration of mission relevant research activities at Swedish Medical Center. Demonstrated success in obtaining funding to implement research project or study from industry or other sources. Primary responsibility for failure/success of each project or study. May be responsible for supervision of research conduct of staff supporting study required activities. Responsible for significant contribution to published work in peer reviewed journals.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Laboratory science, biological science, physics, or a related field
  • 5 years of progressively more responsible research experience in a working laboratory or clinical area
  • Reputation as an emerging leader in field with sustained performance and accomplishments
  • As demonstrated through success in obtaining funding to implement research project, or study from industry or other sources
  • Sustained publication in peer reviewed journals
  • Other professional involvement/achievements or awards.

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our mission of improving the health and wellbeing of each patient we serve.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

About the Team

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty centers in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish, named a LinkedIn Top Company to grow your career, employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Swedish Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.


Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area.

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