Validation Scientist II

    • Job Tracking ID: 180022
    • Job Location: Seattle, WA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 07, 2018
    • 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

Adaptive is seeking an Assay Validation Scientist to join its growing team in Seattle, Washington! This position will be responsible for analytical validation support of new and existing assays, related substances and method development, stability analysis and QC support for Adaptive’s products. Note, this is not a manufacturing validation position.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Experimental design development and execution for validation of new and existing NGS assays, including technical writing of Method Validation Plans and Reports.
  • Routine analytical support for instrument qualifications.
  • Assay, validation and related substances & method development.
  • Timely completion of documentation and online entries into document control.
  • Adhere to CLIA/CAP/GLP systems and processes in the lab; maintain a high quality and accuracy of work.

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor or Masters degree in relevant scientific discipline.
  • 3+ years prior experience in laboratory validation in clinical or GCLP lab, high-volume lab preferred.
  • Working knowledge of NGS assays, experience preferred.
  • Ability to comply with all regulatory requirements including GCLP/CAP/CLIA.
  • Prior FDA experience for IVD/IDE submissions is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and results-oriented balancing initiative.
  • Strong analytical and planning skills with keen attention to details and deadlines.
  • Proven critical thinking skills and the ability to identify and communicate issues while proposing possible resolutions.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, and familiarity with use of web-based applications, Experience with Reliance, Salesforce, GenoLogics Clarity LIMS a plus.


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.