Careers at ViaCyte

We are dedicated and relentless in the pursuit of functional cures for human diseases.

ViaCyte employees are part of a professional team primarily focused on creating and commercializing cell replacement therapies for diabetes. We pride ourselves in our ability to retain and attract some of the most talented and passionate team members who create value everyday. ViaCyte provides a positive and collaborative work environment where ideas are welcomed and respected. This dynamic atmosphere has contributed to valuable research discoveries and encourages fun, enthusiastic, and active participation in the company’s success. Our most successful employees are driven by an entrepreneurial spirit with an understanding and appreciation for the risks and rewards of working in an emerging field within the biotechnology industry. We provide competitive salaries, benefits, and exciting opportunities for career development and growth.

The team at ViaCyte is dedicated to innovation and driven to deliver a functional cure for type 1 diabetes and a next generation cure for all insulin-requiring diabetes.

EEO Statement

ViaCyte provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

ViaCyte’s team is key to our success, and we are committed to a positive and collaborative work environment.

Career Opportunities

Manufacturing Associate I (Job Code: 2020-5)

Company Overview

ViaCyte is a privately-held regenerative medicine company developing novel cell replacement therapies as potential long-term diabetes treatments to achieve glucose control targets and reduce the risk of hypoglycemia and diabetes-related complications. ViaCyte’s product candidates are based on the derivation of pancreatic progenitor cells from stem cells, which are then implanted in durable and retrievable cell delivery devices. Once implanted and matured, these cells are designed to secrete insulin and other pancreatic hormones in response to blood glucose levels. ViaCyte has two product candidates in clinical-stage development. The PEC-Direct™ product candidate (also known as VC-02) delivers the pancreatic progenitor cells in a non-immunoprotective device and is being developed for type 1 diabetes patients who have hypoglycemia unawareness, extreme glycemic lability, and/or recurrent severe hypoglycemic episodes. The PEC-Encap™ (also known as VC-01) product candidate delivers the same pancreatic progenitor cells in an immunoprotective device and is being developed for all patients with diabetes, type 1 and type 2, who use insulin. ViaCyte is also developing immune-evasive ‘universal donor’ stem cell lines from its proprietary CyT49 cell line, expected to further broaden the availability of cell therapy for diabetes and other indications. ViaCyte is headquartered in San Diego, California. The Company is funded in part by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and JDRF. For more information on ViaCyte, please visit www.viacyte.com and connect with ViaCyte on Twitter and Facebook.

Position Description

The incumbent will perform a broad range of tasks in the cGMP manufacture of cells and combination cell therapy/device products for use in clinical and developmental studies. This position includes hands-on participation, including materials logistics, assisting in manufacturing operations, and may include non-routine development activities. This is a full-time position.
1. Assist in manufacturing operations to produce GMP grade PEC-01 and Combination Product to meet corporate goals.
2. Assist in ensuring that there are sufficient materials available for all production runs or campaigns, including media, small molecules, and growth factors.
3. Provide hands-on support for scale-up and development activities as needed based on a demand plan.
4. Understand and review applicable GMP documentation, including batch records, SOP’s, deviations, change requests, CAPA’s, IOQ’s, technical reports, and other documents.
5. Maintain current training status for all applicable activities.
6. Assist in maintaining GMP areas in a constant state of inspection readiness related to equipment and area preventive maintenance, calibration, and certification.
7. Throughout the course of all job activities, maintain accurate records and documentation required to support regulatory submissions, and comply with regulatory requirements.

Experience

1. Experience culturing human embryonic stem cells is preferred.
2. Current knowledge and understanding of GMP principles and requirements as applied to the biotechnology manufacturing industry is preferred.
3. Ability to effectively coordinate department activities with different functional groups within the manufacturing and operations departments.
4. The ability to perform some weekend work is required.             5. Must be skilled in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
6. Good verbal and written communication skills are preferred. Must be able to write and speak effectively across multiple departments/disciplines.
Education & Work Experience

Requirements

1. A college degree in a biological or engineering science is preferred.
2. A minimum of 1 year of experience in cell culture-based manufacturing or development operations is preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and experience with cell culture manufacturing processes sufficient to successfully perform the job duties as listed above is acceptable.

Application Procedure

For submission by e-mail, attach your resume and cover letter as a Word or PDF file. In the Subject line, reference Job Code 2020-5 and your full name. Send to hr@viacyte.com. Our mailing address: ViaCyte, Inc., 3550 General Atomics Court B2-503, San Diego, California, 92121.

Policy

It is the policy of ViaCyte to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. ViaCyte will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
ViaCyte’s goal is to increase the representation of women, people of color, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Our programs are designed to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, directives, and regulations and cover all human resource actions, including employment, compensation, benefits, training, education, promotions, and social/recreational programs.

Supervisor, Cell Manufacturing (Job Code: 2020-26)

Company Overview

ViaCyte is a privately-held regenerative medicine company developing novel cell replacement therapies as potential long-term diabetes treatments to achieve glucose control targets and reduce the risk of hypoglycemia and diabetes-related complications. ViaCyte’s product candidates are based on the derivation of pancreatic progenitor cells from stem cells, which are then implanted in durable and retrievable cell delivery devices. Once implanted and matured, these cells are designed to secrete insulin and other pancreatic hormones in response to blood glucose levels. ViaCyte has two product candidates in clinical-stage development. The PEC-Direct™ product candidate (also known as VC-02) delivers the pancreatic progenitor cells in a non-immunoprotective device and is being developed for type 1 diabetes patients who have hypoglycemia unawareness, extreme glycemic lability, and/or recurrent severe hypoglycemic episodes. The PEC-Encap™ (also known as VC-01) product candidate delivers the same pancreatic progenitor cells in an immunoprotective device and is being developed for all patients with diabetes, type 1 and type 2, who use insulin. ViaCyte is also developing immune-evasive ‘universal donor’ stem cell lines, from its proprietary CyT49 cell line, expected to further broaden the availability of cell therapy for diabetes and other indications. ViaCyte is headquartered in San Diego, California. The Company is funded in part by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and JDRF. For more information on ViaCyte, please visit www.viacyte.com and connect with ViaCyte on Twitter and Facebook.

Position Description

Incumbent will organize, supervise and perform a broad range of tasks in the cGMP manufacture of cells and combination cell therapy/device products for use in clinical and developmental studies. This position includes hands-on participation including materials logistics, manufacturing operations, and non-routine development activities. This is a full-time position.

Position Requirements

1. Experience culturing human embryonic stem cells is preferred.
2. Current knowledge and understanding of GMP principles and requirements as applied to the biotechnology manufacturing industry is preferred.
3. Ability to effectively coordinate department activities with different functional groups within the manufacturing and operations departments.
4. The ability to perform some weekend work is required.
5. Must be skilled in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
6. Good verbal and written communication skills are preferred. Must be able to write and speak effectively across multiple departments/disciplines.

Position Responsibilities

Organize material logistics and manufacturing operations to produce GMP grade product to meet corporate goals.
Assure sufficient materials are available for all production runs or campaigns including media, small molecules, and growth factors.
Support material release testing as needed.
Provide hands on support for scale up/out and development activities as needed based on a demand plan.
Generate and review applicable GMP documentation including batch records, SOP’s, deviations, change requests, CAPA’s, IOQ’s, technical reports, and other documents.
Maintain current training status for all applicable activities.
Maintain GMP area in a constant state of inspection readiness related to equipment and area preventive
maintenance, calibration, and certification.
Throughout the course of all job activities, maintain accurate records and documentation required to support regulatory submissions and comply with regulatory requirements.

Education

A college degree in a biological or engineering science is required.
Minimum of 10 years of experience in cell culture-based manufacturing or development operations is preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and experience with cell culture manufacturing processes sufficient to successfully perform the job duties as listed above is acceptable.

Application Procedure

For submission by e-mail, attach your resume and cover letter as a Word or PDF file. In the Subject line, reference Job Code 2020-26 and your full name. Send to hr@viacyte.com. Our mailing address: ViaCyte, Inc., 3550 General Atomics Court B2-503, San Diego, California, 92121.

Policy

It is the policy of ViaCyte to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, ViaCyte will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
ViaCyte’s goal is to increase representation of women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Our programs are designed to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, directives and regulations and cover all human resource actions including employment, compensation, benefits, training, education, promotions and social/recreational programs.

Senior Engineer, R&D (Job Code: 2020-12)

Company Overview

ViaCyte is a privately-held regenerative medicine company developing novel cell replacement therapies as potential long-term diabetes treatments to achieve glucose control targets and reduce the risk of hypoglycemia and diabetes-related complications. ViaCyte’s product candidates are based on the derivation of pancreatic progenitor cells from stem cells, which are then implanted in durable and retrievable cell delivery devices. Once implanted and matured, these cells are designed to secrete insulin and other pancreatic hormones in response to blood glucose levels. ViaCyte has two product candidates in clinical-stage development. The PEC-Direct™ product candidate (also known as VC-02) delivers the pancreatic progenitor cells in a non-immunoprotective device and is being developed for type 1 diabetes patients who have hypoglycemia unawareness, extreme glycemic lability, and/or recurrent severe hypoglycemic episodes. The PEC-Encap™ (also known as VC-01) product candidate delivers the same pancreatic progenitor cells in an immunoprotective device and is being developed for all patients with diabetes, type 1 and type 2, who use insulin. ViaCyte is also developing immune-evasive ‘universal donor’ stem cell lines, from its proprietary CyT49 cell line, expected to further broaden the availability of cell therapy for diabetes and other indications. ViaCyte is headquartered in San Diego, California. The Company is funded in part by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and JDRF. For more information on ViaCyte, please visit www.viacyte.com and connect with ViaCyte on Twitter and Facebook.

Position Description

As a member of the Engineering team, the engineer shall support product development, process development, and manufacturing activities. The employee shall utilize R&D methods and engineering techniques to design and develop new devices and combination products, develop processes, generate test systems, and improve manufacturing procedures. Engineer shall also support the development of new surgical procedures, write and execute engineering protocols, and document reports, and all elements necessary to launch products through design control.

Requirements

1. Product Development: Conceive, design, develop, test, and refine cost-effective device or combination product prototypes to enable in vitro and in vivo testing. This includes supporting the development of new surgical procedures. Conduct studies to demonstrate the feasibility of a product concept. Define product requirements and specifications. Develop processes necessary to fabricate devices or combination products. Develop and implement test methods for assessing the quality of in-process and finished products. Develop, execute, and analyze design verification and validation studies, culminating in a design history file.
2. Project Management / Leadership: Lead projects of small to moderate scope as a project manager. May coordinate activities of other junior personnel. Work with other Engineering and cross-functional employees to achieve company and department milestones on time and on budget. Maintain flexibility in a highly dynamic, cross-functional environment working with highly dedicated cross-functional colleagues in a culture focused on continuous improvement.
3. Manufacturing Support: Identify and implement improvements to manufacturing processes and process flow. Develop fixturing or other tools necessary for efficient manufacturing operations. Conduct equipment preventative maintenance or qualification studies as necessary. Conduct preclinical build operations as necessary. Initiate and define process validation activities.
4. Quality Support: Write, amend, and review SOP’s, batch records, raw material specifications, drawings, and other documentation as required to support product manufacturing and quality control testing. Identify and drive resolution of non-conforming material (NCMRs) or corrective actions (CAPAs).
5. Clinical Support: Attend clinical procedures, document findings, synthesize, and drive advancements in clinical procedures necessary to achieve safety and efficacy targets.
6. Engineering / Scientific Acumen: Generate and present scientific data, including scientific papers and research reports. Work cross-functionally with scientists to generate preclinical study concepts, and work collaboratively to conduct study and report out results.

Experience

1. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. Must be able to summarize and communicate technical concepts effectively.
2. Must be skilled in identifying complex scientific problems and experimental hurdles, and in solving those problems.
3. Class II or III medical device or combination product experience required.
4. Must be proficient in performing independent research under minimal supervision and within short timelines.
5. Experience with statistics, experimental design, and data analysis fundamentals
6. Must have experience with FDA Quality Systems Regulations, Design Controls, and ISO 13485-related documentation preparation.
7. Experience with cell culture, tissue culture, and cell handling strongly preferred.
8. Strong theoretical knowledge of materials and mechanics preferred.
9. Experience operating in clean rooms, aseptic handling practices preferred.
10. Advanced experience using CAD, SolidWorks preferred.

Education

B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in chemical, mechanical, biomedical engineering, or related field is required. Minimum of five years of work experience in medical device development.
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the job duties as listed above is acceptable.

Application Procedure

For submission by e-mail, attach your resume and cover letter as a Word or PDF file. In the Subject line, reference Job Code 2020-12 and your full name. Send to hr@viacyte.com. Our mailing address: ViaCyte, Inc., 3550 General Atomics Court B2-503, San Diego, California, 92121.

Policy

It is the policy of ViaCyte to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, ViaCyte will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
ViaCyte’s goal is to increase representation of women, people of color, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Our programs are designed to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, directives, and regulations and cover all human resource actions including employment, compensation, benefits, training, education, promotions, and social/recreational programs.

Principal Engineer, R&D (Job Code: 2020-24-1,2)

Company Overview

ViaCyte is a privately-held regenerative medicine company developing novel cell replacement therapies as potential long-term diabetes treatments to achieve glucose control targets and reduce the risk of hypoglycemia and diabetes-related complications.  ViaCyte’s product candidates are based on the derivation of pancreatic progenitor cells from stem cells, which are then implanted in durable and retrievable cell delivery devices.  Once implanted and matured, these cells are designed to secrete insulin and other pancreatic hormones in response to blood glucose levels.  ViaCyte has two product candidates in clinical-stage development.  The PEC-Direct™ product candidate (also known as VC-02) delivers the pancreatic progenitor cells in a non-immunoprotective device and is being developed for type 1 diabetes patients who have hypoglycemia unawareness, extreme glycemic lability, and/or recurrent severe hypoglycemic episodes.  The PEC-Encap™ (also known as VC-01) product candidate delivers the same pancreatic progenitor cells in an immunoprotective device and is being developed for all patients with diabetes, type 1 and type 2, who use insulin.  ViaCyte is also developing immune-evasive ‘universal donor’ stem cell lines, from its proprietary CyT49 cell line, expected to further broaden the availability of cell therapy for diabetes and other indications.  ViaCyte is headquartered in San Diego, California.  The Company is funded in part by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and JDRF.  For more information on ViaCyte, please visit www.viacyte.com and connect with ViaCyte on Twitter and Facebook.

Position Description

As a member of the Engineering team, the engineer shall support product development, process development, and manufacturing activities.  The employee shall utilize R&D methods and engineering techniques to design and develop new devices and combination products, develop processes, generate test systems, and improve manufacturing procedures.  Engineer shall also write and execute engineering protocols, and document reports and all elements necessary to launch products through design control.  This engineer shall be a thought-leader and subject matter expert in the organization, as evidenced by design concepts brought to fruition, novel processes, and/or patents, papers, or presentations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Product Development: Lead, conceive, design, develop, test, and refine cost-effective device or combination product prototypes to enable in vitro and in vivo Conduct studies to demonstrate the feasibility of a product concept. Demonstrates deep insight regarding design intent and uses insight to drive product requirements and specifications.  Develop processes necessary to fabricate devices or combination products.  Develop and implement test methods for assessing the quality of in-process and finished products. Develop, execute, and analyze design verification and validation studies, culminating in a design history file.
  2. Technical Leadership: Lead research and development projects of strategic scope as a key technical contributor. Recognized as an SME within ViaCyte on two or more substantive technical topics.  May coordinate activities of other personnel.  Work with other Engineering and cross-functional employees to achieve company and department milestones on time and on budget.  Maintain flexibility in a highly dynamic, cross-functional environment working with highly dedicated cross-functional colleagues in a culture focused on continuous improvement.
  3. Manufacturing Support: Identify and implement improvements to manufacturing processes and process flow. Develop fixturing or other tools necessary for efficient manufacturing operations.  Conduct equipment preventative maintenance or qualification studies as necessary.  Conduct preclinical build operations as necessary.  Initiate, define, and execute process validation activities.
  4. Quality Support: Write, amend, and review SOP’s, batch records, raw material specifications, drawings, and other documentation as required to support product manufacturing and quality control testing. Identify and drive resolution of non-conforming material (NCMRs) or corrective actions (CAPAs).
  5. Clinical Support: Attend clinical procedures, document findings, synthesize, and drive advancements in clinical procedures necessary to achieve safety and efficacy targets.
  6. Engineering / Scientific Acumen: Generate and present scientific data, including scientific papers and research reports. Work cross-functionally with scientists to generate preclinical study concepts, and work collaboratively to conduct study and report out results.

Required Experience

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. Must be able to summarize and communicate technical concepts effectively.
  • Development experience of Class II or III implantable medical devices required. Familiarity with laparoscopic surgery is strongly preferred.
  • Must possess fundamental and applied knowledge related to engineering principles and material science
  • Must possess fundamental understanding and application of statistical methods, experimental design, and advanced data analysis.
  • Must work efficiently both independently and within a team, mentoring junior engineers as needed.
  • Experience with project management concepts and fundamentals
  • Must have experience with FDA Quality Systems Regulations, Design Controls, and ISO 13485-related documentation preparation.
  • Experience with cell culture, tissue culture, and cell handling strongly preferred.
  • Experience operating in clean rooms, aseptic handling practices preferred.
  • Advanced experience using CAD, SolidWorks preferred.

Education & Work Experience

B.S., M.S., or PhD, mechanical, chemical or biomedical engineering or related field is required. Graduate degree strongly preferred.  Minimum of ten years of work experience in medical device development.

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the job duties as listed above is acceptable.

Application Procedure

For submission by e-mail, attach your resume and cover letter as a Word or PDF file. In the Subject line, reference Job Code 2020-24-1,2 and your full name.  Send to hr@viacyte.com.  Our mailing address:  ViaCyte, Inc., 3550 General Atomics Court B2-503, San Diego, California, 92121.

Policy

It is the policy of ViaCyte to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, ViaCyte will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

ViaCyte’s goal is to increase representation of women, people of color, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Our programs are designed to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, directives, and regulations, and cover all human resource actions including employment, compensation, benefits, training, education, promotions, and social/recreational programs.

HR Benefits Specialist (Job Code: 2020-28)

Company Overview

ViaCyte is a privately-held regenerative medicine company developing novel cell replacement therapies as potential long-term diabetes treatments to achieve glucose control targets and reduce the risk of hypoglycemia and diabetes-related complications.  ViaCyte’s product candidates are based on the derivation of pancreatic progenitor cells from stem cells, which are then implanted in durable and retrievable cell delivery devices.  Once implanted and matured, these cells are designed to secrete insulin and other pancreatic hormones in response to blood glucose levels.  ViaCyte has two product candidates in clinical-stage development.  The PEC-Direct™ product candidate (also known as VC-02) delivers the pancreatic progenitor cells in a non-immunoprotective device and is being developed for type 1 diabetes patients who have hypoglycemia unawareness, extreme glycemic lability, and/or recurrent severe hypoglycemic episodes.  The PEC-Encap™ (also known as VC-01) product candidate delivers the same pancreatic progenitor cells in an immunoprotective device and is being developed for all patients with diabetes, type 1 and type 2, who use insulin.  ViaCyte is also developing immune-evasive ‘universal donor’ stem cell lines, from its proprietary CyT49 cell line, expected to further broaden the availability of cell therapy for diabetes and other indications.  ViaCyte is headquartered in San Diego, California.  The Company is funded in part by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and JDRF.  For more information on ViaCyte, please visit www.viacyte.com and connect with ViaCyte on Twitter and Facebook.

Position Description

The HR Benefits Specialist role is to provide comprehensive Human Resources (HR) support for the administration, communication and compliance for employee benefit programs, including but not limited to health and ancillary coverage, 401(k), worker’s compensation, leaves of absence coordination and management and health and wellness programs. Additionally, this role will closely manage the COVID-19 day-to-day responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Serve as first line of contact to employees and managers on questions relating to employee benefits, health and wellness, COVID-19, leaves of absences, safety and/or worker’s compensation policies and procedures.
  2. Provide employee training for workplace social distancing and sanitation protocols.
  3. Maintain appropriate contact with employees and coordinate all aspects of return to work (i.e. illness, travel, injury, leaves, etc.), ensuring COVID-19 policies and procedures are followed.
  4. Coordinate, track and manage employee COVID-19 testing, as appropriate.
  5. Follow the latest local, state and public health guidance for COVID-19 and make recommendations as needed.
  6. Build and organize onboarding activities for all company employee benefit programs.
  7. Responsible for day-to-day benefits support activities, including, but not limited to: assisting employees with questions and resolution of benefits matters, processing participant enrollments, changes, and terminations, verifying and approving invoices for payment and completing periodic compliance reports.
  8. Lead annual evaluation of benefit plan design and pricing, including arranging renewal meetings, preparing cost and coverage analyses, providing recommendations and facilitating final plan selections.
  9. Organize open enrollment activities for benefits programs, such as preparing census data, scheduling meetings, compiling benefit materials, communicating logistics and deadlines to employees, and educating employees on plan designs and selections.
  10. Coordinate administration of 401(k) plan, including but not limited to: processing enrollments, changes, terminations, and 401(k) loans, arranging financial education seminars, coordinating investment committee meetings, complying with periodic disclosure requirements and assisting with other compliance tasks.
  11. Administer and oversee disability/workers compensation claims and leave of absence programs, including but not limited to: processing forms, verifying and coordinating appropriate salary adjustments with payroll, and working with case managers and employee claimants to ensure proper compliance and accurate compensation.
  12. Certify and track leaves of absence according to applicable law and company policies, ensuring appropriate designation of leave(s).
  13. Maintain effective system of communication/notification, and work jointly with payroll to ensure any changes affecting employees (calculation of pay adjustments, benefit enrollments, leaves of absence, etc.) are processed timely and accurately.
  14. Conducts or assists with record audits, mandatory reporting, and/or various HR surveys which may include I-9 audits, EEO-1 filings, ACA reporting, compensation and/or benefit surveys, workers compensation and payroll audits, and other compliance reviews.
  15. Assist with updating any HR policies, procedures and processes that support business needs and objectives.  Identifies opportunities to clarify existing policies and improve any existing procedures and/or systems in line with company needs.
  16. Participate and/or assist with events and activities to enhance employee relations.
  17. Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

Educational Background:

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience in human resources/benefits related support and administration.  An equivalent combination of education, training and direct experience sufficient to successfully perform the job duties as listed above is acceptable.

HR certification and active affiliation with appropriate Human Resources networks and organizations is a plus.

Experience/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Thorough working knowledge of applicable employment related and leave laws and regulations for state, federal and/or local jurisdictions, including but not limited to: ADA, FMLA, CFRA, CA PDL and PFL.
  • Familiar with HIPAA regulations.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively, with minimal instruction and supervision, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and frequently changing priorities.
  • Superior oral, written, and interpersonal skills including ability to communicate effectively with people individually and in large groups.
  • Independent thinker with excellent organizational skills, with solid follow-up and follow-through and strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to consistently deliver quality work and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to perform duties with integrity, professionalism, and strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to maintain and build strong work relationships and actively seek opportunities to influence, build trust and gain alignment with peers, functional leaders and/or external partners to accomplish tasks and business objectives.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, mathematical, planning and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and proficiency with and/or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and/or other HR related software and systems.

Application Procedure

For submission by e-mail, attach your resume and cover letter as a Word or PDF file. In the Subject line, reference Job Code 2020-28 and your full name.  Send to careers@viacyte.com.  Our mailing address:  ViaCyte, Inc., 3550 General Atomics Court B2-503, San Diego, California, 92121.

Policy

It is the policy of ViaCyte to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, ViaCyte will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

ViaCyte’s goal is to increase representation of women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Our programs are designed to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, directives and regulations and cover all human resource actions including employment, compensation, benefits, training, education, promotions and social/recreational programs.

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