BSM Specialist II

Adaptive Biotechnologies Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 5 months ago

Every immune system has a story to tell the key is knowing how to listen. Our goal is to meaningfully improve people's lives by learning from the wisdom of their adaptive immune systems. It's a bold objective that we're uniquely built to achieve.

At Adaptive, you'll be challenged, you'll be inspired, and you'll be part of an innovative organization making a real impact on improving the quality of life globally. No matter what your role is, you'll find a diverse, team-driven, fun culture where your contributions truly count.

Position Overview

The BSM Specialist II position will join the Biological Sample Management (BSM) group at Adaptive Biotechnology's Seattle laboratory. The primary function of this role is to support sample management and chain of custody for Adaptive's immunosequencing services that includes research, clinical projects, and diagnostic testing.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receive and accession samples into the Laboratory Information System (LIMS) used by BSM

  • Enter, upload and ensure accuracy and completeness of information pertaining to samples and related projects through multiple systems

  • Ensure there is a record of every system transaction relating to each managed sample in order to evidence sample Chain of Custody (COC)

  • Ensure appropriate inventory management (freezer management) of each physical sample through the entire sample management lifecycle

  • Assist with sample disposition management (disposal, return, re-purpose)

  • Perform check-in and check-out of biological samples to/from BSM

  • Follow documented processes, safety protocols and laboratory regulations including Good Clinical and Laboratory Practices (GCLP)

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Manager or other senior BSM staff


  • Education: Associate or Bachelor's degree in biology or a related field

  • Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Excel, and usual office software applications such as email

  • Ability to follow Good Clinical and Laboratory Practices

  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • 1+ years of experience working in a clinical laboratory performing CLIA high complexity testing, or working with clinical samples in a regulated laboratory

  • Degree includes 18 semester hours of biology courses relevant to medical sciences; 16 semester hours of chemistry (at least six of these in inorganic chemistry); 3 semester hours of mathematics; and 3 semester hours of physics

  • Highest attention to detail

  • High integrity and experience with HIPAA compliance

  • Experience with LIMS systems, and web-based applications

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Results and solution-oriented

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills

  • Superior oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic organization

Working Conditions

Job involves working in a laboratory handling human biological specimens.

Physical Requirements

Individuals are required to sit or stand for much of the workday and perform data entry into computer systems.

Adaptive Biotechnologies is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Adaptive Biotechnologies values our relationships with our Recruitment Partners and will only accept resumes from those partners whom have been contracted by a member of our Human Resources team to collaborate with us. Adaptive Biotechnologies is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received by any employee of Adaptive Biotechnologies who is not a member of the Human Resources team.

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BSM Specialist II

Adaptive Biotechnologies