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Careers At Universal Cells
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Universal Cells’ vision is to deliver on the promise of regenerative medicine by trailblazing the use of gene editing in cell therapies.
All current available positions are listed on this page and at the Astellas US Careers site found here.
Director, NK Cell Differentiation
The primary purpose of the Director of Natural Killer (NK) Cells Program Expansion will be the implementation of NK Cell production for the Universal Cells NK cell therapy program. This position will provide subject matter expertise and insight into the development, differentiation, and scale-up of Natural Killer cells manufacturing, related to universal donor NK cells derived from pluripotent stem cells. This position will develop and ensure timelines and quality standards are met; will play an integral role in troubleshooting technical production issues; inspire and develop team members to excel; and will be accountable for meeting deliverables for NK Cells production.
Director, Regulatory Affairs & Quality
The Director of Regulatory Affairs will be responsible for ensuring product requirements, and applicable regulatory and quality requirements are determined and met through the establishment of the appropriate priorities, objectives, resources, organizational structure, communication, policies and procedures. This position provides leadership and direction for product development through effective quality assurance systems and processes; development and implementation of CMC regulatory strategies; and coordination of regulatory submissions with collaboration partners and Astellas affiliate locations. The primary purpose of this position is to drive regulatory activities, supporting the development and commercialization of Universal Cell’s products.
QA Associate II
The primary purpose of the Quality Systems Associate II is to develop, author, review and approve Standard Operating Procedures, Batch Records, Forms, Templates, Process Support Documentation & Training Materials. This position will have opportunities to integrate compliance initiatives cross-functionally, provide ownership for internal processes and identify areas for quality improvements.
Research Associate II, 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 Research Associate II will work as part of a team evaluating, planning, and executing all aspects of gene-editing and engineering of pluripotent stem cells. This position follows routine procedures, utilizes solid technical knowledge, understands administrative operations, and general troubleshooting. Will assist with complex laboratory operations and generate content for various documents and reports. Will be able to execute protocols with minimal guidance and will have the ability to summarize results with supervisory guidance.
Operations Administrative Assistant
The primary purpose of the Operations Administrative Assistant is to provide administrative support to the operations of the business and to represent Universal Cells, an Astellas Company, as the primary point of contact for visitors, guests, employees and/or contractors arriving at the office or calling into the offices for business related purposes. This position will work with Universal Cells management team and employees to ensure efficient operations of the front desk systems, procedures and operations processes.
Research Associate II/Sr. Research Associate, Core Technologies, Vector Production
The primary purpose of Research Associates working (RA II and Senior RA) for our Core Technologies Department is to support the molecular engineering of our gene edited Universal Donor Cells. They will work as a key team 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.
Scientist I, Core Technologies, Analytics
The primary purpose of the Scientist I, Analytics for our Core Technologies Department is to contribute to the further molecular engineering of our gene edited Universal Donor Cells. This scientist will play a key role in the development of molecular and cellular assays to characterize our proprietary Universal Donor Cells.
Research Associate II/Sr. Research Associate Core Technologies, Analytics
The primary purpose of Research Associates working in Analytics (RA II and Senior RA) for our Core Technologies Department is to support the molecular engineering of our gene edited Universal Donor Cells. They will work as a key member on a fast-paced team to develop molecular and cellular assays to characterize our proprietary Universal Donor Cells.
Environmental Health & Safety Manager
The primary purpose of the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Manager is to direct the development, implementation, and maintenance of comprehensive environmental, safety and health programs for the facility. The EHS Manager provides the leadership, direction and support necessary to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations; standards to meet or exceed relevant internal and external safety & environmental standards; in a manner consistent with sound business practice. The EH&S Manager must possess the ability to develop and maintain relationships with all levels within the organization to include all employees at the site level. The EH&S Manager needs to be able to indirectly lead change across all departments.
Lead Materials Technician
The primary purpose of the Lead Materials Technician is to efficiently and effectively provide an uninterrupted flow of supply and equipment to support Universal Cells lab operations. This individual will perform a variety of duties including general lab stock / inventory, warehousing, some building and equipment maintenance support, within a biological lab environment. Will support all environmental health and safety requirements, associated with inventory and materials management.
Research Associate I, Process Development
The Research Associate I Process Development will work as part of a team evaluating processes, and planning/executing experiments to evaluate all aspects of culturing, gene-editing, and processing of pluripotent stem cells. The Research Associate will be formally trained and will perform all fundamental skills including record keeping, general lab skills, equipment use and maintenance, aseptic technique/cell culture, and basic troubleshooting. They will assist with projects and lead day-to-day activities based on abilities. They will keep appropriate documentation, including lab notebooks, batch documentation and experimental summaries. They may assist in preparing controlled documents and data summaries