Research Associate I/II, Conjugation

Bothell, WA, United States
Jul 12, 2018
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time

The conjugation process development (CPD) group is seeking a resourceful and motivated research associate (level 1 or 2) to participate in the development of antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) GMP manufacturing processes. CPD is a collaborative group that works together to ensure that ADC processes are simple, effective, efficient, and fluid, that all timelines, documentation and regulatory expectations are met, and that internal and external customers are satisfied. Group staff may act as independent CPD representatives on multi-functional CMC teams, and play a central role in moving innovative oncology drugs into clinical trials and commercial use.

  • Prepare ADCs for tox studies, team supply, and investigational purposes
  • Perform experiments to elucidate conjugation processes
  • Facilitate the transfer of processes to contract manufacturers and support contract manufacturing activities
  • Analyze and compile data to generate reports and presentations
  • Present findings/analyses/plans to working groups, and other groups within Process Sciences
  • Carry out experiments to evaluate/implement new technology in development and/or manufacturing processes

  • B.S. or B.A., with experience that demonstrates lab capability
  • Willingness to work with highly potent molecules
  • Evidence of bringing energy and productivity to the work-place
  • Demonstrated careful attention to detail in scientific experimentation, as well as problem solving, time management, and organization skills
  • A team player with good communication skills and a desire to achieve team and individual goals
  • Good technical writing skill
  • Strong computer proficiency

Additional Desired Skills:
  • Direct experience with antibodies or protein modification
  • Experience in a GMP or regulated environment
  • Proficiency with instrumentation used in biomanufacturing including tangential flow filtration and HPLC
  • Experience with electronic laboratory notebook systems

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seattle Genetics, please visit

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.