Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI) is home to a multidisciplinary team of world-class scientists who use innovative approaches to tackle some of the most difficult problems in science and medicine. We believe that scientific breakthroughs are found in unexpected places—often at the intersection of multiple scientific disciplines. Our team collaborates across labs and disciplines, exploring problems from different angles. Together, we are working toward a shared goal of improving human health for generations to come.

Founded in 1956, PNRI is a nonprofit biomedical research institute deeply rooted in the Seattle community. In addition to conducting ground-breaking biomedical research at its facility in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood, PNRI also expresses its commitment to delivering community impact through a variety of actions, including making conscious decisions about pursuing research projects designed to deliver significant societal impact; hosting a publicly accessible seminar series, Science Matters, where some of the world’s top scientists discuss their research programs in the context of societal relevance; and offering students from diverse and underrepresented populations the opportunity to learn firsthand about careers in science.

Please review our open positions below to join our Institute.

Science and Faculty Positions

Administrative Positions


2024 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI)

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2024 SURI. Please check back later this year for information about the 2025 SURI.

Employee Investment

PNRI offers a comprehensive and generous total rewards program to employees to support their mind, body, and wellbeing.

PNRI’s employee investment package includes 100% employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their covered dependents. PNRI also provides life with AD&D insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance at no cost to employees.

  • Cigna medical insurance
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) account funded by PNRI up to $6,700/year
  • Principal dental insurance
  • Cigna and/or Principal vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) – Healthcare, Dependent Care & Limited Purpose
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Principal life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance
  • Principal short-term & long-term disability insurance
  • 403(b) Plan with Roth option through TIAA with a dollar-for-dollar match and immediate vesting
  • Paid vacation time with rollover
  • Paid sick time with rollover
  • Paid company holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Subsidized Orca card or parking

Join Our Team

If you are interested in being part of a nimble, innovative team that is unraveling the powerful mysteries of genetics to drive future medical breakthroughs, take a look at our current openings. Even if you do not see a job that is right for you, email your resume to and we will contact you if a future PNRI position fits your skills in the future.