Program Manager

Adaptive Biotechnologies Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 6 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 Program Manager will work cross-functionally, utilizing effective Program Management, to align commercial product management with subject matter experts to execute one or more of Adaptive's key Program areas. The Program Manager will ensure that Adaptive defines products that meet customer requirements and delivers those products in a timely manner. Individual projects within Programs will often span multiple phases of product development including feasibility, development, transfer activities, validation, and launch. Successful candidates will have strong communication and relationship management skills as well as a solid scientific and strategic understanding of Adaptive's products, processes and business needs.


  • Ensure cross-functional alignment between commercial product management and subject matter experts to ensure key stakeholders agree on product requirements from both the customer and operational perspective for each project

  • Drive the development and execution of cross-functional project plans including scenario planning, timelines and dependences, project feasibility, estimation of budget and resources, and alignment of program strategies

  • Use strong interpersonal communication and relationship management to drive decision making of key stakeholders, resolve conflicts, and maintain focus of working groups

  • Communicate program initiatives and status to cross-functional teams, management, and other stakeholders escalating strategic decisions to senior leadership as required

  • Delegate resources, identify and resolve potential roadblocks, communicate goals, and manage changing priorities to keep program objectives on schedule

  • Assess risks and develop mitigation plans to assist in decision making

  • Contribute to the functional excellence of program management by participation in the development and continuous improvement of processes, procedures, and tools

  • Work collaboratively with Project Management to ensure detailed timelines and project plans are up to date


  • BS or MS degree in Biology, Immunology, Cellular Biology, or similar; Ph.D. preferred

  • 5+ years' experience as a program manager in a diagnostic, medical device, or life sciences technology driven company

  • Exceptional leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills, able to navigate complex relationships and group dynamics to build consensus across scientific, technical and corporate groups

  • Skillful use of interpersonal skills and influence to accomplish work without formal authority and to ensure optimal team performance

  • Demonstrated ability to take accountability for all program management aspects and works effectively and closely with project leaders and executive sponsors Detail-focused and organized with strong critical thinking skills

  • Demonstrated success working within a team environment, adapt to change with agility and poise, and possess results-oriented approach

  • Project Management Certificate highly preferred with administrative knowledge of project management tools

  • Experience in ISO, CLIA, CAP, CLEP, GxP and other Regulatory compliance requirements preferred

  • Proficiency with program/project management, productivity and collaboration software tools (MS Excel, MS SharePoint, MS Project, Smartsheet, Tableau, etc.)

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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Program Manager

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