Why the Allen Institute?
Our world encompasses complex systems, from the microscopic machinery of our cells to the robust and prolific computations of our brains. The Allen Institute is dedicated to making sense of these complex systems through a combination of team science, big science and open science. The Allen Institute currently encompasses three entities supported by a shared administration group: Allen Institute for Brain Science; Allen Institute for Cell Science; and The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group. Our common goals to drive progress and make a positive impact each day come first. We believe that the result of working together as a team far exceeds the sum of our individual strengths. We are dedicated to providing our colleagues and the scientific community the results that can make an impact on discoveries.
Our teams are diverse; our talent is world class. If you want to be part of charting a new territory, consider joining our team. Explore our job opportunities today.
At the Allen Institute, we have a unique culture that blends the best of academia, scientific research and technology. Our scientific reach is global and so is our workforce. We are a talented and diverse group of individuals with multiple perspectives – we accomplish great things because we work, learn and succeed together. At the Allen Institute you will find mathematicians, physicists, engineers, neuroscientists, geneticists and informatics experts working side-by-side towards a common goal.
Our collaborative, milestone-driven culture and shared purpose ensure our success in creating tangible results that benefit the global community.
We are a high-throughput facility, home to custom-designed robotic systems, automated technologies, premier bench laboratory space and all the high-powered computing hardware and software necessary for processing petabytes of data.
Our headquarters, a 270,000-square-foot life sciences building, is at the northwest corner of Mercer St. and Westlake Avenue North in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. The building is purpose-built for life science research and facilitates our trademark team science approach amid abundant natural light and with stunning views of Seattle.
The building design incorporates the historic elements of the Ford and Pacific McKay buildings, including the terra cotta facades that were located on the site previously and have been disassembled, restored and reinstalled. At six stories, the building also includes about 9,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and two levels of subterranean parking.
For more about the new building, watch the videos on our YouTube channel.
Living in Seattle
Seattle is widely considered one of the most desirable cities in which to live and work. The area boasts a thriving arts community, national sports teams, rich restaurant culture and a world-renowned music scene.
Seattle is also a phenomenal place to get outdoors. We’re a hub for hiking, biking, boating, skiing and fishing. The temperatures are mild, and it rains much less than you might imagine.
For those looking to get out of town, both Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, B.C. are an easy drive away. And Sea-Tac International Airport makes travel to and from the Seattle area a breeze.
We offer benefits that allow our employees to enjoy their careers and live a healthy, balanced life.
Health and Wellness
We offer 100% employer paid premiums for eligible employees and 70% for their dependents, with a choice of a health coverage plans (medical, dental and vision). We also offer a health club reimbursement.
Paid vacation, personal days, sick time, paid holidays and a “paid holiday break” (the week between Christmas and New Year’s) make it easy to take time off. We also offer generous fully-paid parental leave for eligible employees.
401(k) Retirement Plan
We offer one of the best employer 401(k) matching programs. We match $.50 on every dollar an eligible employee contributes up to the annual IRS dollar limit.
We offer a monthly transportation subsidy to offset the cost of your preferred commute option.
Learning and Development
Eligible employees can take advantage of internal training opportunities, tuition reimbursement and professional association memberships.