Do you want to be part of an inclusive team that works to
develop innovative therapies for patients? Every day, we are driven
to develop and deliver innovative and effective new medicines to
patients and physicians. If you want to be part of this exciting
work, you belong at Astellas!
Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company conducting
business in more than 70 countries around the world. We are
committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that
bring value and hope to patients and their families. Keeping our
focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting our business
with ethics and integrity enables us to improve the health of
people throughout the world. For more information on Astellas,
please visit our website at www.astellas.com.
Universal Cells, an affiliate of Astellas located in Seattle,
WA, is focused on the development and commercialization of stem
cell and regenerative medicine therapies. We conduct clinical-grade
gene editing of stem cells to produce cells that avoid rejection
and can be used in allogeneic cell therapy treatments to treat all
patients that need them.
OUR GOAL - ONE CELL FOR EVERYONE
NO IMMUNE SUPPRESSION. NO DONOR MATCHING. NO REJECTION.
We are a dynamic team of research and scientific professionals
who are passionate about turning science and innovation into
medical solutions. Through our diversity, scientific knowledge,
professional rigor and focus on innovation, we are merging our
technology with the Astellas drug development expertise to unlock
cures to many therapies. Join our team of committed, enthusiastic
professionals devoted to making the most effective, life-saving
cell therapy products in the world.
Universal Cells (UCI) is announcing a Research Associate II Core
Technologies, Vector Production opportunity at their facility in
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.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
* Performing plasmid DNA isolation and producing Adeno-Associate
Virus under controlled conditions following SOPs and with detailed
real-time documentation. * Routinely performing standard molecular
biology techniques including primer design, molecular cloning, gDNA
isolation, PCR, and Sanger sequence analysis. * Compile, analyze,
and summarize data; be able to present data in both oral and
written formats. * Ability to work independently with minimal
guidance and think critically about experiments and results *
Self-motivated with good time management and communication skills.
* Team player; working effectively with various team members and
other departments. * Keen organizational skills and the ability to
maintain accurate and up to date records
* Reports to Director of Core Technologies * As part of a busy
team, with minimal guidance, this role will work on multiple
components of projects in the lab, interacting with multiple
functions and research groups. Collaboration and teamwork are
necessary for optimal performance.
* BS with 3 + or an MS with 0-2 years of experience in a related
scientific discipline * Extensive experience with aseptic mammalian
cell culture and molecular cloning. * Ability to troubleshoot,
problem solve, and think on your feet.
* Familiarity with Good Documentation Practices and working
within Quality Systems * Experience with AAV production *
Experience running Southern blots * Radiation safety certification
* Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance * Generous Paid Time Off
options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays
including year-end shut down * 401(k) match and annual company
contribution * Company paid life insurance * Annual Corporate Bonus
and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions * Long Term
Incentive Plan for eligible positions * Referral bonus program
Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects
of employment. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected