PUCL Job#1280 - Research Scientist, Cell Sorting San Fran (Oct 22, 2020)

Research Scientist, Cell Sorting


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 objective that we’re uniquely built to achieve.

At Adaptive, you'll be challenged, you'll be inspired, and you'll 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. 

Position Overview

Adaptive Biotechnologies is currently recruiting a Research Scientist to join our TCR Discovery team. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain procedures for operation and maintenance of cell sorters
  • Execute and track system start-up, daily system QC and periodic system QC
  • Maintain reagent and consumable stock levels for cell sorting operations
  • Train lab associates to execute routine cell sorting with minimal supervision
  • Oversee and troubleshoot lab cell sorting operations
  • Schedule and oversee system service events equipment field service personnel and coordinate equipment downtime with end users
  • Execution of immune cell biology-based assay and optimization of processes within TCR discovery
  • Coordinate and execute experiments with Scientists and RAs across functional groups, compile data and present results

Required Experience

  • B.S. in science or technology + 8 years of relevant experience
  • M.S./M.A. degree + 6 years of relevant experience
  • 3+ years hands-on experience executing multiparametric cell sorting preferably with BD sorters (support and training can be provided)
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot sorting experiment and equipment issues and escalate to/interface with manufacturer’s field service personnel as needed
  • Prior success in training new users to independently execute routine cell sorting under minimal supervision
  • Prior role in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical industry or core flow cytometry lab preferred
  • Familiarity with universal precautions and handling of human-derived materials in BSL-2 lab required
  • Superior organizational and communication skills, strong technical writing capabilities and exceptional attention to detail
  • Familiarity with principles of cellular and molecular immunology


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

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.




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