Senior Research Associate- TCR Discovery

South San Francisco, California
Sep 10, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Every immune system has a story to tell— the key is knowing how to listen. Our goal is to meaningfully improve people’s lives by learning from the wisdom of their adaptive immune systems. It’s a bold 

Position Overview

As a Senior Research Associate, you will be working with the TCR Discovery team developing new assays that will fuel the discovery of clinically useful biomarkers and therapeutic candidates. You will implement a variety of cellular assays aimed at identification of T and B cell subsets. You will also play a key role in the design and implementation of read-outs for T cell antigen-specificity and effector function, with minimal supervision. You will also share accountability for coordinating general lab maintenance tasks such as ordering reagents, restocking lab consumables, and regular upkeep of lab equipment. 


  • Implement complex cellular assays (flow cytometry, T cell phenotyping and stimulation, etc.)
  • Culture and maintain cell lines for cell-based assays
  • Manage cell stock inventory
  • Coordinate day-to-day lab activities including equipment maintenance, reagent orders, restocking consumables, etc.
  • Effectively works and communicates with group members and other groups in a dynamic and fast paced environment in order to accomplish goals


  • B.Sc. in biological sciences
  • 5+ years lab experience in Immunology or related field
  • Experience with cell culture and aseptic technique is required
  • Experience with multiparametric flow cytometry is required
  • Experience with handling human tissue specimens (blood, etc.) is a requirement
  • Proficiency with cell transfection and viral vector-based cell infection is a plus
  • Experience with cell sorting is a plus
  • Familiarity with BSL-2 protocols and best-practices is a plus
  • Experience training and managing lab members and overseeing projects is a plus

Adaptive Biotechnologies 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.  Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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