Benefits of Working at Seattle BioMed

Benefits of Working at the Center for Infectious Disease Research

At the Center we value the well-being of our employees and their families. We also understand that benefits are an important component of an employee’s total compensation package. Employees regularly scheduled to work 20 hours per week or more enjoy a generous benefits package, state-of-the-art facilities, extensive support services and a collaborative atmosphere. 

Healthcare and Well-Being Benefits

The Center subsidizes health coverage for employees who regularly work at least 20 hours per week. Spouses, domestic partners and children are eligible for coverage on our health plans; their coverage is subsidized for employees regularly working 32 hours a week or more. Our benefits include:

  • Medical/prescription insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Health club special offers from local fitness partners
  • Health and wellness fairs
  • Employee Assistance Program, including personal counseling resources, stress management and grief support
  • Medical and non-medical leave programs

Financial Savings Programs

In addition to a competitive compensation program, the Center offers benefits to help stretch your dollar further and make life a little easier, including:

  • Pre-tax retirement savings plans with generous employer contribution
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and daycare expenses
  • Subsidized and pre-tax commuter options
  • Payroll direct deposit
  • Computer purchase discount with a popular computer vendor
  • Employee Assistance Program
    • Access to legal and financial professionals
    • Child care and elder care referrals
    • Identity theft and fraud resolution services
    • Home ownership program

Pay Protection Programs

Time away from work is usually planned, but sometimes it’s not. The Center provides pay protection to support for you and your family through paid time off programs. This includes:

  • Paid sick time, vacation and holidays
  • Paid personal days, including new parent, jury duty and bereavement leave
  • Employer-paid life/AD&D and disability insurance
  • Emergency assistance to help when unexpected situations arise

Progressive Work Environment

The Center strives to provide the best working environment possible. We value transparency and sharing ideas and information to keep our organization a growing, positive and dynamic place to work. Some means to do this include:

  • Quarterly All-Staff meetings
  • Open Door Policy
  • Pride in our naturally diverse workplace
  • Collaborative spirit

Outstanding Facilities

In the biotech hub of Seattle, we offer a number of noteworthy spaces and programs, including:

  • State-of-the-art laboratories in a LEED-certified building
  • Library services for many science staff
  • Remote video and telephone conferencing capabilities
  • Showers and lockers
  • Bicycle cages
  • Parking 

Professional and Leadership Development Opportunities

Learning and scientific leadership are two of the Center’s primary values.  Opportunities to gain knowledge from and work with world-class scientific minds, as well as to mentor junior scientists, are available at the Center through various programs. These include:

  • Continuing education
  • Postdoctoral Scientist Program
  • Mentoring and leadership development
  • Graduate student program
  • Work study and internship programs
  • High school student opportunities
  • Frequent onsite science seminars

Quality-of-Life Benefits

While we are serious in our efforts to eliminate the threat of infectious disease, we find ways to have fun while doing it! We’re located in the growing South Lake Union neighborhood, close to downtown Seattle as well as Lake Union. And, the beautiful Pacific Northwest is full of outdoor adventures, vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, and offers enjoyment to art lovers, sports enthusiasts and other entertainment seekers. At the Center, you'll find:

  • Flexible hours and casual dress in many jobs
  • Regular social hours and institute celebrations
  • Sabbatical opportunities
  • Bike to Work Month competitions
  • Great location, minutes from downtown shopping, dining and cultural attractions