Scientist/Sr. Scientist, Analytical Sciences

Bothell, WA, United States
Mar 18, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

The Analytical Sciences department is seeking a highly motivated and innovative Scientist/Sr. Scientist with prior biotechnology experience to join our team. The position will interact closely with the discovery research organization and be part of a team responsible for evaluating candidate manufacturability and charting a roadmap to continuously improve capabilities in the prediction, characterization, and control of the molecular liabilities that may limit development speed. The position will also be responsible for providing technical leadership in support of development, qualification and troubleshooting methods spanning various analytical platforms including chromatography and capillary electrophoresis. The successful candidate will actively participate in efforts directed at improving process efficiencies, expanding the range of assays and applications and improving technologies and infrastructure, from conceptualizing to experimental design through implementation.

  • Plan and execute analytical developability assessments and collaborate with colleagues in discovery research, protein engineering, process sciences and project management during the research to development transition
  • Represent analytical sciences in highly collaborative groups across process sciences, manufacturing and research
  • Contribute to the implementation of technologies and strategies aimed at successful and rapid development of novel biotherapeutic modalities
  • Assist junior colleagues with sample analysis, troubleshooting, and instrument preventative maintenance
  • Contribute to early and late phase pipeline programs through development, qualification, and transfer of analytical test method
  • Perform product characterization and analytical comparability exercises on diverse pipeline of biotherapeutics
  • Author and review of analytical technical reports, IND and BLA filings

  • PhD in life sciences field with 2+ years working experience in pharmaceutical or biotech field. BS or MS in life science field with 8+ years (MS) or 10+ years (BS) experience in pharmaceutical or biotech field. Prior experience in research and/or development of recombinant human protein therapeutics preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of fundamental biopharmaceutical principles including an understanding of protein structure, chemistry, and degradation mechanisms
  • Practical experience with biochemical and biophysical characterization methods such as chromatography, electrophoresis, UV/CD/fluorescence spectroscopies, calorimetry, light scattering, and sedimentation is preferred
  • Good work ethic, team- and project-focused, and motivated to produce high quality data on aggressive timelines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, organization, multitasking, and demonstrated success working in a collaborative cross-functional environment

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, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.