Manufacturing Associate I - ELISA

Are you a problem-solver? A collaborator? Ready to support those tackling 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. We also have a stand-alone storage and office facility that is a short walk from our primary location. 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.


We are searching for entry-level candidates to join our Biotech manufacturing team to support efforts in producing EUA-approved Covid-19 antigen tests and other InBios products. This position is ideal for someone who wants to start out working in a biotech laboratory/manufacturing environment, learn industry standard good manufacturing practices (GMP), is ready to learn new skills and procedures and is comfortable working with machines and with your hands. We would like to see your resume if you have general industrial or academic laboratory experience and a willingness to learn more lab skills. This position provides opportunity for working with a team and independently on a variety of tasks including preparing buffers, running semi-automated machines, and producing large-scale ELISA diagnostic test components in a BSL-2 laboratory. If you are seeking an entry-level, full-time, on-site position where you can gain experience and grow at the forefront of medical diagnostic biotechnology, this is a great opportunity for you.

Experience and knowledge needed to be successful in this position

  • 1-year cumulative experience in a laboratory environment (undergraduate lab classes can be included).
  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis on life science OR Associate of Applied Science degree preferred but not required 1-year GMP, commercial lab experience in lieu of degree will be considered.
  • Good knowledge of general lab procedures and equipment use and care.
  • Experience in ELISA immunoassay (antibody-based) diagnostics desirable, but not required.
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Good English language written and verbal communication skills.
  • High level of accuracy is required, with special attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask with good organizational skills.

Job duties include

  • Measure or weigh compounds and solutions for use in kit preparation assembly.
  • Preparing buffers/solutions under GMP/GLP.
  • Aliquot, assemble, and label components for ELISA kit assembly.
  • Work with semi-automated machinery on a daily basis.
  • Review and log all work activities using work assignment/scheduling software.
  • Clean, maintain, and prepare supplies and work areas.

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.
  • Occasional work with potentially hazardous biological products.

Wage/Benefits information

Pay Range (hourly/nonexempt position): $22.00 - $29.00 per hour. Starting wage will depend upon relevant experience of selected candidate.

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).