Assistant/Associate Member

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


The Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) seeks to recruit outstanding applicants for a new Assistant/Associate Member faculty position to join our Center for Interventional Immunology. As a leader in immunology discovery and clinical research, the Benaroya Research Institute in Seattle, WA provides a unique environment for an investigator to focus on understanding the causes and consequences of human autoimmunity including Type 1 diabetes.  BRI offers a superb training environment for early investigators.

The BRI faculty include outstanding NIH funded laboratory and clinically based investigators providing a robust scientific milieu and focused mentorship to facilitate the development of researchers with a clinical research focus.  Our group has leadership roles in NIH sponsored programs such as Diabetes TrialNet and the Immune Tolerance Network providing networking opportunities for early career investigators.  Based in Seattle, we are in a robust research environment with established collaborations in teaching and/or research with the University of Washington, Fred Hutch Cancer Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Institute, and industry partners.

The BRI Center for Interventional Immunology includes scientific and clinical investigators, clinicians, and a cadre of experienced clinical coordinators and support staff. Together, we conduct clinical trials designed to alter immune mediated disease such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatologic diseases and others.  We also conduct  clinical research investigations involving basic physiology studies and development and testing of biomarkers. In addition, the program maintains a robust immune mediated diseases registry and repository for translational studies. The repository contains thousands of patient samples well characterized by genetic, immune and clinical parameters.


The successful candidate will:

  • Have significant research experience in translational and/or clinical research focused on autoimmune or other immune-mediated diseases;
  • Possess an exceptional track record of research evidenced through impactful publications;
  • Demonstrate a track record of or strong potential for obtaining research funding from national and international research agencies;
  • Be expected to maintain an active research program in collaboration with CII researchers, clinicians, and staff;
  • Be expected to contribute to the research environment by actively collaborating with researchers working in other Centers at BRI, and maintain a network of external collaborators in Seattle, nationally, and internationally.


The ideal candidate will be an early stage investigator holding a PhD and/or MD degree or equivalent who enjoys working in a collegial and supportive atmosphere with interest in pursuing an academic research career focused on clinical research.


$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
  • Subsidized YMCA membership
  • 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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