Bioinformatics Developer

Adaptive Biotechnologies
Job Location
1551 Eastlake Ave E
Ste. 200
Seattle, WA 98102
Job Description

This role is part of our Bioinformatics team, an integral hub within Adaptive, bridging our software and scientific teams. The Bioinformatics Developer will partner closely with Software Engineering, Computational Biology, R&D, Production Lab and others in an effort to elicit the very best results in our software platform.


  • Create and maintain robust, automated, scalable systems for quality control, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance
  • Develop statistical data analysis approaches and visualization tools that help Adaptive make the most out of immunoSEQ and clonoSEQ data
  • Support new research and diagnostic assays through analytical and clinical validation experiments
  • Communicate cross-functionally with diverse teams including R&D, production lab, software engineering, regulatory, and quality
  • Help Adaptive launch two new industry-leading immunosequencing assays in 2017

Required Experience:

  • Graduate education (Ph.D. preferred) in statistics, biostatistics, computational biology, computer science, or related field
  • Experience in scientific and statistical programming in multiple languages including Python
  • Experience with high-throughput data processing, quantitative analysis, and presentation of next-generation sequencing datasets
  • Broad knowledge of molecular biology
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and spoken, with a confident, cooperative, and team-oriented attitude


  • Previous experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries, in bioinformatics, biostatistics, and/or product development
  • Laboratory research experience in molecular biology, genomics, immunology, or similar
  • Experience working in assay development under design control
  • Experience working in collaborative software development environments such as git
  • Familiarity with design and analysis of analytical and clinical validation experiments for NGS-based research or diagnostic assays
  • A strong record of scientific achievement, e.g., academic publications and patent filings
About Our Organization

ARE YOU ADAPTIVE? We’re driving groundbreaking research in cancer and other immune-mediated diseases that translates into novel clinical diagnostics and innovative therapeutics. We are at the forefront of immune-based discoveries, transforming the future state of health through our disruptive, proprietary immunosequencing technology. With strong financial footing and rapid growth, we are looking for the brightest, most passionate and collaborative innovators to join us.

At Adaptive, you'll be challenged, you'll be inspired, and you'll be proud to 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. #BeingAdaptive

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