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Research Associate II, Gene Editing

Company: Astellas
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Universal Cells is focused on the development and commercialization of stem cell and regenerative medicine therapies. We conduct clinical-grade gene editing of stem cells and have a major effort in R&D. We design and produce stem cells that avoid rejection, and we engineer cells with improved therapeutic properties, all through our world-class gene editing platform. Our goal is to provide cells for regenerative medicine applications that can treat all patients. Through internal R&D and our corporate partnerships, we are pursuing a diverse range of disease indications, including blindness, cancer, vascular insufficiency, and autoimmune diseases. Universal Cells (UCI) is announcing a Research Associate II, Gene Editing opportunity at their facility in Seattle, WA. Purpose:The primary purpose of the Research Associate I position is to assist with gene editing of pluripotent stem cells. This position will work primarily in a laboratory setting in collaboration with other Scientists and Research Associates. Universal Cells is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Astellas Pharma. Astellas is an R&D-driven global pharmaceutical company whose philosophy is to contribute to the improvement of people's health around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. Essential Job Responsibilities:* Culture and maintain human pluripotent stem cells.* Generate gene-edited pluripotent stem cell lines.* Perform molecular biology techniques, including PCR and cloning.* Perform multi-color flow cytometry assays.* Closely collaborate with other members of the Research group.* Perform experiments independently with careful attention to detail, accurately record procedures/data/results in a timely manner.* Interpret data, draw appropriate conclusions from experimental work, and present findings in team meetings.* Perform other duties as assigned or special projects as needed.Qualifications:Required * BS degree with 3+ years of relevant laboratory experience or MS with 0-2 years of relevant laboratory experience.* Experience with standard molecular biology techniques, such as PCR, cloning and sequencing.* Experience with mammalian cell culture.* Diligence and meticulous attention to detail in experimentation and record keeping.* Willingness to learn and enthusiasm to be part of the development of a cutting-edge therapy platform.* Strong organizational, time management, and problem solving skills.* Ability to work independently with supervision and ability to effectively collaborate with other teams.* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.Preferred * Experience with pluripotent stem cells.* Experience with gene editing of mammalian cells.* Experience performing multiparameter flow cytometry and associated data analysis (FlowJo).#LI-JA1 Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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