Astellas Pharma Research Associate II, Gene Editing in Seattle, Washington
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.
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.
- 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.
- Experience with pluripotent stem cells.
- Experience with gene editing of mammalian cells.
- Experience performing multiparameter flow cytometry and associated data analysis (FlowJo).
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Category Research and Development