Research Associate I
Job Type


Are you a problem-solver? A collaborator? Ready to tackle the world of infectious diseases? InBios is looking for people who value a sense of community, cooperation and camaraderie with a shared vision of delivering impactful solutions to those affected by infectious diseases. At InBios, your ideas are valued, your voice is heard, your accomplishments are celebrated.


InBios International Inc. specializes in the design, development and manufacture of diagnostic assays for emerging infectious diseases and biothreats. Founded in 1996 in Seattle, WA, InBios is dedicated to delivering superior quality products that are accurate, easy to use and cost effective. We have a portfolio of more than 25 diagnostic products, as well as an extensive catalog of life science reagents. For more information, visit

Our primary location is in the dynamic neighborhood of South Lake Union in a state-of-the-art biotech facility, and our secondary location is in the SODO neighborhood with newly remodeled lab and office space in an historic building next to Lumen Field. InBios offers competitive wages and a rich benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), and performance-based rewards. InBios is committed to work/life balance and provides paid vacation and sick time, including a weeklong, paid shutdown in December.


You have a biologicals, life sciences degree, academic or commercial lab experience with good simple buffer knowledge and experience and a firm scientific foundation, and you are eager to put your skills and knowledge to use in the commercial biotech assay research and development field.  You also thrive in a fast-paced work environment where priorities and projects may change quickly.  You are attentive and teachable and have a strong desire to learn new skills and you want hone those skills you have already begun to master under the supervision and instruction of the team’s lead scientist.  You are a good teammate who is responsible and motivated and comfortable working closely in a team environment, where you openly share ideas and collaborate.  You may or may not already have lateral flow immunoassay experience.  (Prior experience with LFI is not required for the Research Associate I position.)

Job duties will include:

  • Performing daily experiments needed for all aspects of lateral flow assay development
  • Occasional ELISA experiments as needed
  • Analyzing and reporting results to colleagues and supervisors
  • Preparing experimental design as needed
  • Organizing and aliquoting specimens as needed
  • Assist with other tasks as necessary
  • Using creative and critical thinking to troubleshoot tasks

Required qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a biologicals science
  • 1-2 years in academic or industrial/commercial lab setting
  • A high level of organization skills, record keeping, and attention to detail
  • Ability to use critical and creative thinking
  • Ability to multitask and have flexibility in design and experimental changes
  • Ability to interpret and communicate data
  • Highly motivated with great pipetting skill and an understanding of the fundamentals of immunoassay
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat

Preferred qualifications:

  • BSL-2 experience
  • Experience in immunoassay development

Work environment information

  • Position responsibilities include work in a Biosafety Level 2 lab (BSL-2) and a humidity-controlled environment.
  • This position requires an ability to lift up to 30lbs with assistance.

Wage/Benefits information

Pay Range: $22.00 - $28.60 per hour, gross.

Employees (and their families) are able to enroll in medical, dental, vision, and voluntary life insurance. Employees are covered by basic life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company's 401k and/or Roth IRA retirement savings plans and Flexible Savings Account (FSA). Employees accrue 2-weeks of paid vacation per year and a total of eleven paid holidays throughout the year, which includes the holiday observance of winter break at year end (the workdays between Christmas Day and New Year's Day).