Research Associate II/III, Chemistry

Bothell, WA, United States
Mar 19, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and collaborative researcher to join our chemistry team in a lab-based role to support novel Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) technology development. The successful candidate will participate in research projects involving the design and synthesis of novel ADC payloads and drug linkers. Activities may also include coordinating or performing biological assays to understand drug linker and ADC properties.

  • Perform multi-step syntheses for novel ADC payloads, drug linkers, and key intermediates
  • Operate a variety of analytical instruments including HPLC, LC/MS, NMR to enable structural determination and purity assessment
  • Work effectively in both independent and highly collaborative settings
  • Analyze and accurately record data using Electronic Laboratory Notebooks
  • Maintain a high level of scientific integrity and laboratory safety
  • Present results in the form of written reports and oral presentations

  • BS or MS in chemistry, chemical biology or related fields with 2+ years of working experience focused on organic synthesis
  • Familiarity with modern chromatographic and analytical techniques, including flash chromatography, HPLC, LC/MS and NMR
  • Ability to use ChemDraw and literature/patent searching software (SciFinder or Reaxys) to plan and execute synthetic strategies
  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective written/verbal communication
  • Ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams, learn new skills and proactively solve problems

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.