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Adaptive Biotechnologies Associate Privacy Counsel in Seattle, Washington

Job DescriptionWe are powering the age of immune medicine–you can too. At Adaptive, our goal is to harness the power of the adaptive immune system to make a difference in the lives of people living with many different diseases. As an Adapter, you will be surrounded by driven colleagues who think boldly and innovate fearlessly. You will experience meaningful challenges in your work and be fueled by the knowledge that you’re making a difference in patient’s lives. You belong here – come discover your story at Adaptive. Position Overview Adaptive’s Legal team is seeking a creative, agile, and diligent attorney to join the Privacy Team as Associate Privacy Counsel. As an integral member of the Legal Department, this role will help in implementing and ensuring compliance with the Company’s domestic and global privacy programs and policies in accordance with law. This position reports to the Head of Privacy. The Privacy Team serves as the legal arm of Adaptive’s privacy program. This team provides leadership and counsel across Adaptive to enable consistent, effective privacy practices which minimize risk and ensure the confidentiality of protected information. The team’s responsibilities include the daily operations of the program, implementation, maintenance of policies and procedures, monitoring program compliance, and training of business stakeholders. Key Responsibilities and Essential Functions *Data Privacy by Design Support: Assist in the management and completion of data privacy impact assessments, product privacy assessments, transfer impact assessments, vendor assessments, and other similar assessments intended to support the company’s data privacy by design initiatives; support the maintenance of the data inventory, as well as development and intake of new data maps. *Privacy Program Support: Support program updates, expansion, and remediation; assist in managing company compliance with relevant privacy and data protection laws, including implementation of new requirements; help triage and respond to privacy incidents and data subject requests; help develop and deliver presentations and materials for ongoing privacy awareness. *Contract Negotiation and Management: Work with internal clients and legal colleagues to negotiate data processing agreements, business associate agreements, standard contractual clauses, data use agreements, and other privacy-related agreements; contribute to the improvement of standard forms of agreements, alternate language playbooks, and internal resource documents with respect to privacy and data processing matters. *Monitoring of Laws, Regulations, and Guidance: Monitor relevant privacy and data protection laws and enforcement activities to ensure ongoing compliance, track emerging risks and assist with policy creation and other program materials. *Policies, Procedures, and Notices: Develop and implement privacy policies and processes; maintain and improve processes and workflows; support maintenance of online privacy policies. *Advise and Partner with Others: Advise the business in assessing and responding to data privacy risks related to relevant functions; advance a positive spirit of solution-oriented partnership and collaboration with internal clients, internal legal colleagues and outside counsel. Position Requirements (Education, Experience, Other) Required *Juris Doctorate from a nationally accredited law school *At least 3+ years prior in-house or law firm experience providing legal counsel on the laws and regulations relating to biotech/pharma industry *Deep familiarity with applicable global privacy and da