Research Associate I/Ii

Adaptive Biotechnologies South San Francisco , CA 94080

Posted 3 weeks 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

Adaptive Biotechnologies is currently recruiting a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to join our TCR Discovery team. The successful candidate will be developing and implementing cellular and molecular workflows to facilitate TCR discovery.


  • Isolation and culture of human primary immune cells and cell lines.

  • Execution of immune cell biology-based assay and optimization of processes within TCR discovery.

  • Execution of flow cytometric-based cellular phenotyping and cellular sorting.

  • Vector design, transfection and viral transduction of mammalian cells, as well as optimization of conditions for molecular delivery.

  • Coordinate and execute experiments with Scientists and RAs across functional groups, compile data and present results.

  • Stay current on relevant primary literature.

  • Assist with laboratory organization tasks as needed.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a biological science

  • 2+ years lab experience in Immunology or related field

  • Experience with cell culture and aseptic technique is required

  • Experience with multiparametric flow cytometry is preferred

  • Experience with handling human tissue specimens (blood, etc.) is preferred

  • Proficiency with cell transfection and viral vector-based cell infection is a plus

  • Experience with cell sorting is a plus

  • Familiarity with BSL-2 protocols and best-practices is a plus

  • Proven ability to work independently, as well as to collaborate with peers

  • Effective in a fast-paced team-oriented environment

  • Strong organizational, time management, communication and interpersonal skills

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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Research Associate I/Ii

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