Laboratory Operations Senior Associate

Adaptive Biotechnologies
Job Location
329 Oyster Point Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Job Description

The Laboratory Operations Senior Associate directs and coordinates laboratory scientific support, and maintains an adequate inventory of research lab materials, supplies (including reagents & other consumables) and laboratory equipment. Coordinates daily consumable supply stocking and ordering. Ensures effective operation of all laboratory equipment and serves as point of contact for instrument repairs. May organize and participate in vendor negotiations, product and software evaluations, tutorials and facility modifications. Interfaces with employee health and safety and acts as a liaison between departments and the scientific staff to complete lab modifications and ensure safety compliance. Coordinates the laboratory safety plan, including logistics associated with hazmat management and waste disposition. Provides technical input to purchasing and other functional areas. Responsible for development of tracking procedures, establishment and maintenance of service contracts and warranties with vendors. May troubleshoot and repair general instrumentation. Trains new scientific staff in the general use and function of designated instrumentation and creates and refines user protocols for general use. Performs setup of standard operational procedures to enables daily laboratory work.


  • Manage the materials, reagents and supplies areas for all laboratories, including preparation of stock solutions, and setup of materials and instrumentation for everyday laboratory work
  • Manage the warehouse inventory using computerized materials management information system; manage the weekly cycle count. Manage all lab supplies, reagents and chemicals that need QC
  • Create and maintain min/max levels within NetSuite, to ensure stocking of materials, supplies and reagents with appropriate back-ups; create and manage records of all non-inventory store materials
  • Maintain equipment and make sure all calibration is up to date, primary POC with vendors for procurement, installation and repair of instrumentation. Manage the pick-up, storage, and disposal of equipment and supplies
  • Work with vendors and internal & external collaborators to ensure products are correct and arrive on time
  • Coordinate for all team members purchase orders, confirming product catalog number, quantity, cost, delivery address, and delivery time; update purchase orders in the materials management information system
  • Manage the pick-up of all study samples and coordinate shipment to partner teams for analysis
  • Set up and manage the storage and recording of assets and project materials, including the banking and cataloguing of biological samples
  • Lab Safety Officer, including coordination of training, overseeing of EH&S best practices, and upkeep of EH&S records including coordination and documentation of quarterly review meetings
  • Manage all lab waste (bulk, recycle, chemical and biohazardous materials)
  • Facilities manager for the buildout and upkeep of Adaptive Therapeutics new facility, including the implementation and execution of the actual move


  • Bachelor’s degree in biological or biomedical sciences
  • Experience working in lab operations roles in addition to research tasks is an asset
  • Experience working directly or indirectly in Material Management and Purchasing in the biotech industry
  • Direct or indirect experience working with integrated ERP & LIMS systems
  • Customer focused and proven self-starter, timely and organized, team player
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


  • Master's degree in biological or biomedical sciences
  • Experience using Netsuite
  • Familiarity working in a start-up environment
  • Adaptable to working with all levels of the organization
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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