Research Associate

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PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.

PATH is currently recruiting for a Research Associate to support development of new diagnostic.

The Diagnostics Program at PATH conducts research and development, technical evaluation, introduction, and technology transfer of low-cost, rapid, novel and easy to use diagnostic tests that are appropriate for use in developing country health systems. We are seeking a Laboratory Associate or Research Scientist who will work on multiple projects for the rapid development of the most promising, cost-effective, and impactful diagnostic technologies.  Key responsibilities involve conducting bioanalytical methods to advance the development of new diagnostic tests.


  • Perform routine immunoassay and molecular biology procedures including ELISA, RDTs, qPCR and isothermal amplification assays
  • Prepare reagents, chemical solutions and culture media according to established procedures
  • Aliquot, catalogue, and store clinical samples;
  • Extract and purify, DNA, RNA, antibodies and other analytes from various sources
  • Operate, calibrate and maintain laboratory equipment
  • Assist lead scientist on other work related to project when required
  • Collect, organize and interpret experimental results
  • Compile, write, and edit procedures and reports
  • Present results at meetings

Required Skills

  • B.Sc. in Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular biology, Genetics, or a related field plus a minimum of five years full-time lab experience
  • Excellent bench work skills
  • Ability to perform ELISA, RNA/DNA isolation, qPCR and other molecular biology techniques following standard operation procedures
  • Ability to trouble shoot experimental challenges
  • High attention to detail and clarity in record keeping
  • Working knowledge of BL-2 lab safety and pathogen handling
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage several tasks by setting priorities and scheduling resources within the team
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Excel
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the United States

Required Experience


  • M.Sc. in Biology, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Genetics, or a related field with interest in global health
  • Demonstrated ability with immunochemistry and molecular biology techniques in academic and/or industry setting
  • Experience designing and conducting experiments independently
  • Advanced experience with excel statistics
  • Experience in diagnostic development
  • Experience with antibody and/or antigen purification
  • Familiarity with quality assurance principles
  • Previous experience working in a regulated environment (FDA, GCLP, GCP, ISO, cGMP)

 PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Job Location Seattle, Washington, United States Company Location United States, Seattle Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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