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

  • 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

  • Research Associate I, Process Development

    The primary purpose of the Research Associate I for the Cell Editing, Process Development team is to evaluate processes and plan/execute experiments to evaluate all aspects of culturing, gene-editing, and the processing of pluripotent stem cells. Individuals in this role will be formally trained on all fundamental skills including record keeping, general lab skills, equipment use and maintenance, aseptic technique/cell culture, and basic troubleshooting. Will assist with projects and lead day-to-day activities based on abilities. Will required to keep appropriate documentation, including lab notebooks, batch documentation and experimental summaries. May assist in preparing controlled documents and data summaries.

    Jul 30, 2021 | Description and Application

  • Research Associate II Core Technologies, Vector Production

    We are seeking a highly capable, self-motivated Research Associate II for our Core Technologies Department. This individual will contribute to the further molecular engineering for our gene edited Universal Donor Cells. They will work as a key member on a fast-paced team to assist with Adeno-Associated Virus production and the development and execution of molecular assays to characterize our proprietary gene edited cells.

    Jul 22, 2021 | Description and Application

  • Head of Research & Development

    The primary purpose of the Head of Research & Development for Universal Cells is to oversee and direct the research and preclinical development activities of Universal Cells in alignment with Astellas' overarching global strategy for the development of cellular therapies related to the treatment of diseases with high unmet medical needs. The Head of Research & Development will be responsible for ensuring the quality of science and scientists, improvement of gene-editing methodology and expansion of its therapeutic application to create innovative therapies in collaboration with XYP, AIRM, PF-Leads and other Astellas divisions. This position is the external voice of the company in the area of science. As the department head, this position is responsible for implementing and managing division-wide processes for scientific and technical asset selection/utilization. This position is a member of the Universal Cells Leadership team and develops research and development strategies that are aligned with business objectives and Astellas value propositions.

    Jul 16, 2021 | Description and Application

  • Materials Laboratory Assistant I

    The primary purpose of the Materials 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).

    Jul 09, 2021 | Description and Application

  • Director of Operations

    The primary purpose of the Director of Operations is to oversee all daily operations for Supply Chain, Warehouse, Front Office, Environmental Health & Safety, Manage external vendors and contracts. Provide process improvements and efficiencies with operational processes, policies & procedures; and direct the daily operations of team members.

    Jun 04, 2021 | Description and Application

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