Assistant/Associate Member

Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Requisition number
Center for Systems Immunology
Location : City


The Center for Systems Immunology at Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) in Seattle, WA seeks to recruit outstanding applicants for a new faculty position at the assistant or associate level. We seek candidates who use experimental and/or computational systems approaches that can be applied to study immune system functions in health and disease, with a particular emphasis on autoimmune diseases, mucosal immunology, allergy and cancer. This position offers a unique opportunity to bridge cutting-edge systems approaches with world class research in basic and translational immunology in a highly interactive and collaborative environment. Current research in the center includes programs aimed at identifying molecular signatures of pathogenic immune cells and determining how genetic variation tunes immune cell responses using the latest single cell and genetic screening approaches.

The Center for Systems Immunology offers state of the art laboratory and sequencing resources, with a dedicated computational cluster, genomics core, and bioinformatics group with expertise in integrating and analyzing the latest sequencing and cytometry-based technologies. As part of the Seattle research community, BRI benefits from a rich and collaborative academic environment, with multiple major universities, research institutions, hospitals, and industry partners in close proximity.

About BRI.  BRI is one of the few research institutes in the world devoted to finding causes and cures for immune system diseases and is an international leader in translating discoveries in autoimmune diseases to real life applications. Research at BRI encompasses many approaches, from studies of fundamental immunology processes, genetics and translational studies, to clinical trials. BRI is powered by excellent laboratory facilities, an extensive biorepository of samples from autoimmune patients and healthy subjects, and houses two international clinical research networks, the Immune Tolerance Network and Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet. Read more about BRI at


The successful candidate will:

  • Have significant research experience in systems and/or computation biology. 
  • Have subject matter expertise with a biological field, ideally immunology.
  • Possess an exceptional track record in their chosen field, preferably using systems approaches to fundamental and/or translational problems in immunology.
  • Demonstrate a track record or strong potential for obtaining research funding from national and international research agencies.
  • Be expected to maintain an active research program, contribute to the research environment at BRI, collaborate closely with researchers working at BRI, and maintain a network of external collaborators in Seattle, nationally, and internationally.


The ideal candidate will be an early stage or mid-level investigator holding a PhD and/or MD degree or equivalent, and:


  • Have significant research experience in experimental and/or computational systems biology.
  • Possess an exceptional track record using systems approaches to address fundamental and/or translational problems in immunology or related fields.
  • Demonstrate a track record of, or strong potential for, obtaining research funding.


Contact information: Qualified candidates should send inquiries, or an application package comprising their curriculum vitae, a letter explaining their motivation, research interests and qualifications, and three references to  


$130,000 to $200,000 per year. 


  • 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
  • See for benefit details 

About Us

Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) has a bold mission: Predict, prevent, reverse and cure immune system diseases, from autoimmune disease to cancer to COVID-19. We examine the immune system in both health and disease to understand how disorders start and how to rebalance the immune system back to health. Equipped with innovative tools and robust biorepositories, our team chips away at the biggest mysteries behind these conditions to work toward our vision of a healthy immune system for all. As an independent non-profit organization within Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we collaborate with clinicians to accelerate the path from innovative lab discoveries to life-changing patient care.


At BRI, each role is valued and an important contributor to the vision and mission. BRI is committed to a safe, caring and diverse workplace; as well as to taking action to further our commitments to foster inclusion, equity and belonging so employees feel comfortable bringing their full selves to work. Consider making a difference, join our team. Because together, we are Powering Possibility.


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All 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. If you need assistance completing the application process, please contact Human Resources at 206-342-6972 or email




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