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Why work at BRI?

Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) is a world leader in human immunology. We have a bold mission: To predict, prevent, reverse and cure immune system diseases. We’re currently hiring new team members who are passionate about changing the course of immune system diseases.

At BRI, we study everything from autoimmune disease to cancer to COVID-19. And we examine the immune system as a whole — in healthy people and in people with disease — aiming to understand how these disorders start and how to rebalance the immune system back to health.

Equipped with innovative tools and robust biorepositories, our team spends every day tackling some of immunology’s biggest mysteries and working toward our vision: A healthy immune system for everyone.

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Each department contributes to our work in a meaningful way.  We can't wait to have you join us and contribute your unique talents and perspective.  
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Senior Scientific Grant Writer

BRI is seeking a Sr. Scientific Grant Writer to join our Scientific Writing Group. The Scientific Writing Group works closely with BRI faculty and postdoctoral fellows to assist with writing of grants and manuscripts. The Sr. Scientific Grant Writer will be responsible for research and preparation of scientific grant applications and manuscripts including writing, editing, and preparing supporting documents. They will collaborate on individual investigator grants, multi-PI grants and research center grants. The Scientific Writing Group works a hybrid schedule and provides some workplace flexibility to work 2-3 days on-site per week.
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Use the latest tools and resources

BRI is equipped with leading-edge tools, technologies and centers. If a tool doesn’t exist, we’ll make it. We’re home to:
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9 Robust Biorespositories

for healthy controls and across diseases including multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease.
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4 Core Labs

including tetramer core, cell and tissue analysis and human immunophenotyping — led by experts in each field.
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Centers of Discovery

carrying research from the lab to the clinic and using the advanced tools to push science forward.
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Join a Collaborative Culture

At BRI, collaboration drives and inspires us. We built our organization to bring together experts from across science and technology. We believe in this approach because we know what happens when individuals with unique backgrounds and expertise team up: We build new tools. We ask different questions. And we make discoveries that change lives.

Our team of about 300 – which includes some of the world’s foremost immunologists – collaborates:

  • Across fundamental, translational and clinical research, using the latest lab discoveries to inform new treatments and therapies.
  • With clinicians at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health to run clinical trials, collect patient samples and use clinical insights to pose and answer research questions.
  • Between lab scientists and data scientists.
  • With scientists from across the globe and other Seattle institutions – including the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Allen Institute and Seattle Children’s Research Institute.
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Postdoctoral Opportunities at BRI

A postdoctoral research associate position at BRI offers the opportunity to work with world leading immunologists, experts in bioinformatics, flow cytometry and cell imaging to name a few.  Collaborative.  Agile.  Experts.  Just a few things we don't mind being called.   
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“When I was looking for the next step in my career, my goal was to be closer to patients and clinical research. I had heard of BRI and thought a postdoc here would be a great way to do that. I’ve already learned so much and seen how translational the work is. I’m looking forward to being involved with so many projects where everyone is working together with one goal.”   
Christine Bender, PhD, Long Laboratory Postdoctoral Researcher

Live and work in an enriching environment

When you join BRI, you become part of a team built on inquiry, collaboration, innovation and respect. We love living in the Seattle-area and working at BRI because:

  • Our city is a hub for immunology and life sciences. Seattle is a nexus for immunology and immune-therapy companies. You’ll join a thriving community of scientists working toward the next generation of discoveries, treatments and cures.
  • Temperate winters, beautiful summers. Seattle has something for everyone — food, arts, music, culture, family activities. A nature-lover’s paradise, our city is surrounded by water and mountains and is an exceptional place to get outside during every season.
  • Flexible options for some positions. While some roles require standard hours in the lab or office, we offer remote work and flexible hours when possible.
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BRI offers a competitive benefits package to eligible employees. Learn more about benefits at BRI.

  • Medical, dental, vision hardware insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts: health care, dependent care, commuter
  • Short and long-term disability and life and AD&D insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with matching funds after one year of employment
  • PTO: 13 holidays, three weeks of vacation and two weeks of sick leave per year
  • Employee assistance program
  • Educational assistance program
  • Subsidized bus pass
  • YMCA rebate and other fitness club discounts
  • Voluntary benefits, e.g., pet insurance, accident, critical illness, identify theft


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Affirmative Action Plan & Equal Employment Opportunity

Benaroya Research Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Please review BRI's AAP and EEO Policy Statement. If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please see EEO Know Your Rights. Please review BRI's Compensation Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

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Educational Opportunities at BRI

Benaroya Research Institute is committed to educating and mentoring the next generation and encouraging young people to enter the field of science. BRI provides undergraduate internships, mentors graduate students and engages postdoctoral trainees from all over the world.
Learn more about our educational opportunities


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Blog Stories

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January 12, 2024

New Grant Fuels Research Into Preventing Autoimmunity

Naive T cells are like the rookies of your immune system. They’re young and inexperienced. They grow up to do different jobs, most of which help protect your body from viruses and bacteria. But a few stray down the wrong path — growing up to become cells that cause autoimmune disease.
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January 11, 2024

John Ray, PhD, Receives NIH New Innovator Award

The prestigious NIH Director’s New Innovator Award provides significant funding for innovative research that holds the promise of high rewards. And BRI geneticist John Ray, PhD, just received one.
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January 11, 2024

Ready for This Moment: Exploring Prevention of Ulcerative Colitis

Adam Lacy-Hulbert, PhD, was reading through the latest scientific papers when one finding stopped him in his tracks: Groups from Kyoto University and Mount Sinai described an autoantibody specific to people with ulcerative colitis (UC).
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