Research Associate, TCR Discovery Team

    • Job Tracking ID: 170025
    • Job Location: South San Francisco, CA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: October 17, 2017
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

ARE YOU ADAPTIVE? We’re driving groundbreaking research in cancer and other immune-mediated diseases that translates into novel clinical diagnostics and innovative therapeutics. We are at the forefront of immune-based discoveries, transforming the future state of health through our disruptive, proprietary immunosequencing technology. With strong financial footing and rapid growth, we are looking for the brightest, most passionate and collaborative innovators to join us.

At Adaptive, you'll be challenged, you'll be inspired, and you'll be proud to 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. #BeingAdaptive

Position Overview

As a Research Associate you will be working with the team developing new assays that will fuel the discovery of clinically useful biomarkers and therapeutic candidates. You will assist with the execution of cellular assays relating to lymphocyte specificity and lymphocyte receptor sequencing. You will also be responsible for general lab maintenance tasks such as ordering reagents, restocking lab consumables, and regular upkeep of lab equipment.


  • Assists in the execution of complex cellular assays (flow cytometry, lymphocyte quantification, T cell stimulation, etc.)
  • Culture and maintain cell lines for cell-based assays
  • Manage cell stock inventory
  • Assists in day-to-day functioning of the lab by maintaining equipment, ordering reagents, restocking consumables, etc.
  • Effectively works and communicates with group members and other groups in a dynamic and fast paced environment in order to accomplish goals

Experience and Skills:


  • BS in biological sciences
  • Lab experience in immunology or a related field
  • Experience with cell culture and aseptic technique


  • 3+ years lab experience in immunology or related field
  • Experience with multiparametric flow cytometry
  • Proficiency with cell transfection and viral vector-based cell infection
  • Experience with handling human tissue specimens (blood, etc.)
  • Experience with diverse T and B cell in vitro assays


Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package including employer paid medical, dental, vision, vacations and holidays for eligible positions.

Adaptive Biotechnologies Corp. 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.

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.