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, to the delicate balance of our immune system. 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 four entities supported by a shared administration group: Allen Institute for Brain Science; Allen Institute for Cell Science; Allen Institute for Immunology; 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.

The Allen Institute believes that team science significantly benefits from the participation of diverse voices, experiences and backgrounds. High-quality science can only be produced when it includes different perspectives. We are committed to increasing diversity across every team and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our open positions.

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.

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.

Benefits At-A-Glance

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.

401(k) Retirement Plan

We offer one of the best employer 401(k) matching programs. We match $.50 on every dollar an 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.