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

  • Research Associate I, Cell Editing

    The primary purpose of the Research Associate I for Cell Editing is to support the generation of clinical-grade, gene-edited Universal Donor Cells in a controlled manufacturing environment. This entry-level Research Associate role will work as part of a team planning and executing all aspects of gene-editing and engineering of pluripotent stem cells. This position will be provided training to perform all required fundamental skills to include record keeping, aseptic technique/cell culture, general lab operations, equipment use and maintenance, and some troubleshooting. Will assist with basic laboratory operations, and will keep appropriate documentation, including lab notebooks, batch documentation and experimental summaries. May assist in preparing controlled documents and data summaries.

    Nov 12, 2021 | Description and Application

  • Research Associate II, Cellular and Molecular Biology

    The primary purpose of the Research Associate II position is to assist with pluripotent stem cell culture, differentiation and characterization. This position will work primarily in a laboratory setting in collaboration with other Scientists and Research Associates.

    Nov 08, 2021 | Description and Application

  • Research Associate I, R&D

    The primary purpose of the Research Associate I position is to assist with the culture and differentiation of pluripotent stem cells. This position will work primarily in a laboratory setting in collaboration with other scientists and research associates.

    Oct 26, 2021 | Description and Application

  • Scientist II, Immunology

    This Scientist II, Immunology is a laboratory-focused role with the primary purpose of providing scientific expertise towards developing and implementing appropriate in vitro assays to characterize immune cell phenotypes. This role will have emphasis on different T-cell subsets and various antigen presenting cell populations.

    Oct 15, 2021 | Description and Application

  • Documentation Manager, Analytical Method Development

    The primary purpose of the Documentation Manager, Analytical Method Development, is to manage and coordinate the optimization, qualification, execution, and documentation of analytical methods to enable in-process and characterization testing.

    Oct 04, 2021 | Description and Application

  • Research Associate II, Immunology

    The primary purpose of the Research Associate II is to conduct research focused on generating and characterizing cells derived from pluripotent stem cells. This position will work primarily in a laboratory setting with a lead Scientist and R&D teams.

    Sep 27, 2021 | Description and Application

  • Senior Research Associate, Cell Editing

    Universal Cells carries out AAV-mediated gene-editing of pluripotent stem cells using non-GMP processes in a controlled manufacturing environment. The Cell Editing Senior Research Associate will work as part of a team evaluating, planning, and executing all aspects of gene-editing and engineering of pluripotent stem cells. This position will provide scientific guidance for the generation of Universal Donor Cells and may lead other members to ensure efficient operation and on-time delivery of edited pluripotent stem cells. This position will require versatility in following complex procedures, utilizes strong technical knowledge, understands administrative operations, and troubleshooting methods. Will assist with all laboratory operations and take on more responsibility to provide content for various documents and reports. Will execute protocols smoothly, guide standardization collaboratively, and summarize results independently.

    Sep 10, 2021 | 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

  • 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, 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

  • 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

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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