Our Culture

The Center for Infectious Disease Research has a distinctive culture characterized by commitment and dedication to excellent science, respect for each other and our individuality, community involvement and professional development. We strive to create an environment where we balance the seriousness of our mission and values with informality and fun – where employees find meaning in their work and enjoy coming into the office every day. Our shared space model in the labs and Center-wide events such as PIG (Pathogen Interest Group) meetings and our Monday Seminar Series encourage interactions among labs and across programs.

In hiring new employees, we look for people who are inspired by our mission and will fit in well with the collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit of our culture. Because we know that employees are critical to our success, we are dedicated to continuing to cultivate a great place to work and to provide employees with programs, services and excellent benefits that allow them to bring the best to the organization and to their personal lives.

The Center for Infectious Disease Research has an energetic culture that truly encourages and enables creativity and innovation. One way we do this is by fostering the development of new investigators who come with exciting, novel ideas. Seattle is a major intellectual nexus with the nation’s premier public research university, several major medical centers, biotech and pharma, and independent research centers focused on issues such as autoimmunity and systems biology.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, work and lifestyle, mutual respect and dignity at work for all associates.  We attract top notch people from across the globe and have a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives. At the end of the day, our employees are what make the Center such great place to work. This adds value for our Center, collaborators, partners and the communities in which we live and work.

The Center for Infectious Disease Research values a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.