Research Technician II

Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Requisition number
Buckner Lab
Location : City


The Buckner group studies the following autoimmune diseases: type 1 diabetes (T1D), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), multiple sclerosis (MS), systemic lupus erythematosus, and relapsing polychondritis. They have extensive experience in MHC class II tetramers, T cell cloning, T and B cell functional assays and phenotyping of human lymphocytes.


This position is responsible for providing technical laboratory support for biomedical research projects performing both routine and non-routine lab procedures. 

Duties include:

  • Preparing laboratory reagents, chemicals, stocks, cultures and cell lines.
  • Operating a variety of laboratory instruments such as spectrometers, electrophoresis radiation counters, PCR machines, measuring instruments and devices.
  • Performing chemical, physical, or biological analyses following written protocols.
  • Preparing fractionated samples from blood using sterile technique.
  • Maintain laboratory records by recording detailed data, including photography and computer input, in a literate and thorough manner.
  • Conduct literature search and read literature applicable to research area.
  • Conduct lab inventory, complete purchase orders for hardware, glassware, and supplies.
  • Conduct and document experiments involving human tissue culture and multiparameter flow cytometry following written protocols.


  • Must have basic mathematical, data recording, computer database, data and statistical analysis skills. May require skill in animal surgery techniques.
  • A BA/BS in a scientific field and a minimum of 2-3 years of progressively responsible work experience in a scientific research laboratory is required.


$53,880 to $79,200 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 oversees all clinical research at Virginia Mason Medical Center and BRI, uniquely combining the expertise of a world-renowned medical research institute with the remarkable care of a healthcare quality leader.  BRI supports Virginia Mason clinical investigators in studies across a wide variety of diseases and conditions, such as cardiology, cancer and infectious diseases, while the research led by BRI clinical investigators primarily focuses on diseases of the immune system such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatic diseases, allergies and asthma.


A leader of collaborative initiatives such as the Immune Tolerance Network and Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, BRI frequently partners with global research institutes, pharmaceutical and biotech companies to translate discoveries into clinical therapies.

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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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