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Research Associate I

Seattle, WA 98121

Posted: 02/28/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 598211 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

This group 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


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 drug development expertise to unlock cures to many therapies.


The primary purpose of the Research Associate I is to support the differentiation of Universal Donor Cells into immune cells. This entry-level Research Associate role will work as part of a team expanding, differentiating, and characterizing pluripotent stem cells. The primary purpose of the job is to support studies related to the differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells to mature, functional cell types within a collaborative research environment. This will encompass assisting with basic laboratory operations, cell culture, media preparation, freezing/thawing cells, and phenotyping characterization studies.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Support studies related to cell culture, specifically the differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells
  • Assist with basic lab operation projects Follow established laboratory protocols and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate records of work performed, including lab notebooks
  • Perform experiments under supervision and communicate activities through record keeping, discussions, and occasionally presentations
  • Perform other duties as assigned or special projects as needed

Quantitative Dimensions:
  • The Research Associate I will be trained to have competency in laboratory environment specifically in aseptic techniques and cell culture.
  • The Research Associate I is an entry-level role for our APC team that ensures technical execution, documentation, and real-time communication of cell differentiation.

Organizational Context:
  • This position reports to a Senior Research Associate.

Qualifications: Required:
  • BS Degree with a few months-2 years of relevant hands-on laboratory experience.
  • Biotechnology Certification or similar, with a minimum 6-month relevant lab experience
  • Solid working knowledge of aseptic mammalian cell culture technique.
  • Strong organizational, time management skills, and the ability to maintain accurate and up-to-date records.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and with other team members.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong work ethic with a passion to learn and work in a fast-paced, dynamic and diverse work environment.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and think critically, with scientific attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to work shifted schedule with at least one weekend day.

  • Experience with pluripotent stem cell culturing and differentiation.
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