Assistant Clinical Molecular Genetics Laboratory Director

    • Job Tracking ID: 180017
    • Job Location: Seattle, WA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 16, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • 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

The Assistant Clinical Molecular Genetics Laboratory Director will provide technical functions and support for CLIA/CAP regulated high complexity clinical laboratory performing molecular testing using NGS; and assist with maintenance of laboratory compliance

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews assay QC data for clinical patient testing, clinical trials and research studies
  • Collaborates with the other Laboratory Staff to ensure timely and accurate result reporting
  • Works with Project Management to support timely and smooth transfer of assays from R&D to the production laboratory
  • Develops deep clinical and technical knowledge for all clinical assays in the production laboratory
  • Monitor assay health and trouble-shoot assays that require quality improvement
  • Provide clinical and technical expertise in support of new initiatives relevant to clinical and molecular testing
  • Authors and/or reviews laboratory requirement documents (e.g., Analytic Methods, SOPs, and Analytic Validation Reports)
  • Support s LIMS Development in collaboration with the software team (e.g., generates user requirements, UAT cases and plans, completes test plans, reviews and approves related documents for system features and enhancements)
  • Collaborates with VP, Clinical Laboratory Director to develop and continuously improve day-to-day operations and ensure cross-functional alignment with laboratory support groups
  • Support and initiate activities, in conjunction with the VP, Clinical Laboratory Director to ensure laboratory compliance with applicable regulations
  • Upholds clinical laboratory best practices; and complies with applicable regulations
  • Promotes a positive work environment while supporting management and business goals

Experience and Skills:


  • M.D. or Ph.D. in a biological science
  • ABMGG, ABP, ABB, ABCC or equivalent laboratory director certification in Clinical Molecular Genetics/Pathology (Board-eligible may apply)

Preferred experience, skills, and qualifications:

  • Eligible to apply or holds a New York State Certification of Qualification in Oncology (Molecular Cellular Tumor Markers).
  • Advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Experience within regulated GxP laboratory environment
  • Ability to collaborate across teams and disciplines
  • Previous experience working with Next Generation Sequencing Platforms and bioinformatics
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment

 Working Conditions:

Work in a clinical laboratory environment. May require entrance to laboratory and working with patient samples, and lab automation equipment. Prolonged periods of working at a computer. May include some time shadowing laboratory staff or working in the laboratory.