Careers

Join a team of committed, enthusiastic scientists devoted to making the most effective, life-saving cell therapy products in the world.

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Working With Us

As a part of Universal Cells, you will have the opportunity to grow your career at a cutting-edge biotech company located in Seattle.

  • We strive for excellence and high standards, with rigorous science at the core of our work.
  • We cultivate focus, speed and efficiency and pride ourselves on, fairness, mutual respect and accountability.
  • We nurture a positive, fun work environment, where collaborative teamwork and open communication are appreciated and fostered.

Benefits & Rewards

  • Competitive Pay & Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Vacation, Holidays & Sick Time
  • Paid Volunteer Time-Off
  • 401(k) Savings with Company Match and Annual Contribution
  • Financial Wellness Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Collaborative Environment
  • Stocked Breakroom
  • State of the art facility upgrade in 2020

Working in Seattle

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Current Job Openings

  • Laboratory Assistant I

    The primary purpose of the Laboratory Assistant position is to ensure the efficient operations of designated laboratory spaces, to include general lab organization, proper stocking of lab supplies and cleanliness. This position will work in a team environment, directly supporting the lab activities of the assigned laboratory room/s.

    Nov 03, 2022 | Description and Application

  • Scientist II, Immunology

    This Scientist II, Immunology is a laboratory-focused role with the primary purpose of providing scientific expertise towards gene editing in pluripotent stem cells and other immune cells to support development of cell therapies, implement appropriate in vitro assays, and characterize immune cell phenotypes. This role will have emphasis on different T-cell subsets and various antigen presenting cell populations.

    Nov 03, 2022 | Description and Application

  • Manager, Lab Operations

    The primary purpose of Lab Operations Manager is to provide high efficiency, proactive support for all labs across our Universal Cells facility. This position will work closely with the Lab Ops team and key Research, Clinical Gene Editing and Process Development team stakeholders, with the ability to adjust direction in response to shifting priorities in order to meet the needs of the company and business functions.

    Nov 03, 2022 | Description and Application

  • Manager, Pre-Clinical Quality Audits

    Responsible for development and maintenance of operational excellence in Research QA (RQA) activities for Astellas sponsored programs. Reports to Director of RQA, Manager of RQA is a member of the US-RQA Team and contributes to the development, implementation and successful execution of the RQA mission, objectives and 3-5 years strategic plan.

    The scope of this position is to manage and provide quality oversight for nonclinical studies (pharmacology/pharmacokinetics/toxicology studies) and clinical bioanalysis for regulatory submission that are executed in compliance with international and local regulatory standards including but not limited to Good Laboratory Practice, (GLP), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), JRS (Japanese Reliability Standard) and other relevant regulations.

    Nov 03, 2022 | Description and Application

  • Technical/Group Lead, Clinical Gene Editing

    The primary purpose of the Technical or Group Lead position, in a Scientific or Technical function, is to collaboratively plan and execute experiments, apply established scientific techniques and/or department processes to support a specific research team or department. This position will proficiently execute a wide range of techniques and processes with high technical quality, as a key contributor in a specific research area or team. Contributions will further team efficiencies, maintain process continuity and reliability of results; will demonstrate effective communications internally within the team; be a leader and role model in the laboratory environment; and contribute to research, innovation and continuous improvement within the designated research team or department.

    Nov 03, 2022 | Description and Application

  • Research Associate II, Clinical Gene Editing

    The primary purpose of the Research Associate II for Clinical Gene Editing is to support the generation of clinical-grade, gene-edited Universal Donor Cells in a controlled manufacturing environment. This Research Associate II role will work as part of a team planning and executing all aspects of gene-editing and engineering of pluripotent stem cells. Will assist with complex laboratory operations, keep appropriate documentation including lab notebooks, batch documentation and experimental summaries. Will be able to execute protocols with minimal guidance and will have the ability to summarize results independently. May assist in generating content and preparing controlled documents and data summaries. This position will acquire further versatility in routine procedures, technical knowledge, understanding of administrative operations, and general troubleshooting.

    Nov 03, 2022 | Description and Application

  • Research Associate II, Process Development

    The primary purpose of the Research Associate II for Process Development is to execute experiments to improve clinical-grade, gene-editing processes of Universal Donor Cells and to provide data for CMC documents. This Research Associate II role will work as part of a team evaluating processes, and planning/executing experiments to evaluate all aspects of culturing, gene-editing, and processing of pluripotent stem cells. This position will be provided training to perform all required fundamental skills. Will assist with complex laboratory operations, keep appropriate documentation including lab notebooks, batch documentation and experimental summaries. Will be able to execute protocols with minimal guidance and will have the ability to summarize results independently. May assist in generating content and preparing controlled documents and data summaries. This position will acquire further versatility in routine procedures, technical knowledge, understanding of administrative operations, and general troubleshooting.

    Aug 01, 2022 | Description and Application

  • Senior Research Associate, Tumor Biology

    This Senior Research Associate is a laboratory-focused role that will be contribute to the generation of key data for future cell therapy immuno-oncology products. Results will directly impact strategic direction of future products in the immuno-oncology pipeline.

    Jul 21, 2022 | Description and Application

  • Research Associate II, Molecular Analytics

    We are seeking a highly capable, self-motivated Research Associate II for our Core Technologies Department. This individual will contribute to the molecular engineering for our gene edited Universal Donor Cells with activities focused on performing custom TaqMan based PCR assays. They will work as a key member on a fast-paced team to run molecular assays to characterize our proprietary Universal Donor Cells.

    Jul 21, 2022 | Description and Application

  • Research Associate II, Cell Analytics

    We are seeking a highly capable, self-motivated Research Associate II for our Core Technologies Department. This individual will contribute to the molecular engineering and characterization for our gene edited Universal Donor Cells, by utilizing various cell culture techniques. They will work as a key member on a fast paced team to culture pluripotent stem cells as well as run cellular assays to characterize our proprietary Universal Donor Cells.

    Jul 21, 2022 | Description and Application

  • Director / Senior Director, Program Management, Cell Therapy

    The Director/Sr. Director of Program Management, Cell Therapy, is a critical position responsible for overseeing key research programs and multiple research projects encompassing Astellas Primary Focus Areas, as well as collaborations with external partners. This position plays a key role in strategy development, planning, and implementation plans for research and manufacturing that may be in various phase from early development stages, Candidate Nomination (CN), through global approval across one or more indications. This position works closely with Senior Leaders and Project Leads across Astellas to advance Astellas Cell Therapies to clinical Proof of Concept/Platform by providing both scientific and technical expertise to Global Project Teams, Primary Focus Areas, and cross-divisional development programs.

    Jun 21, 2022 | Description and Application

  • Senior Scientist, Tumor Cell Biology

    This Senior Scientist position will be focused on building and managing a team to develop and execute new assays to characterize immuno-oncology cell therapy products. This position will be key to expand internal expertise related to tumor cell biology and the role of the tumor microenvironment in efficacy of cell therapy products.

    May 27, 2022 | Description and Application

  • Director of Research, Immunology

    The Director of Immunology Research is responsible for providing scientific direction, oversight, guidance and training of the scientific research staff. This individual oversees high priority UCells research programs and provides scientific and innovative thinking. Leads laboratory research and will develop and ensure timelines are met; will play an integral role in troubleshooting technical research related issues; inspire and develop team members to excel; and will be accountable for meeting deliverables for Immunology Research team.

    May 10, 2022 | Description and Application

  • Senior Research Associate, Process Development

    The primary purpose of the Process Development Senior Research Associate is to work as part of a team planning/executing experiments to evaluate all aspects of culturing, gene-editing, and characterization processes of pluripotent stem cells. This Senior Research Associate will play a key role in the development of programs and assays to support the generation of clinical-grade, gene-edited Universal Donor Cells. This position will also be cross-trained in Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Documentation Practices and will support the Cell Editing Production and Process Development Editing team as needed.

    Jul 30, 2021 | Description and Application

Effective 1/3/2022, Astellas requires COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. Reasonable accommodation to this policy may be granted for medical or religious reasons as required by applicable law.

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