In seven years, we have grown from a team of three to a team of more than 450, achieving breakthroughs that have heralded a new era in medicine. Together, we are explorers on a quest to challenge the inevitability of genetic disease. To deliver on a mission that big, we have hired the best and most creative people in the business, and created a workplace where our different backgrounds and areas of expertise are sought after and our diverse ideas are celebrated.
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I joined Spark for a new challenge. I have always worked in the research field but wanted the challenge of not only a new therapeutic area but working for a young, energized company. One of the best professional decisions I’ve made!-Stephanie, Quality Assurance
There is joy in working in an environment that specializes in changing the lives of others. What separates us is our passion to enhance quality of life.-Nakia, Regulatory
Spark is a workplace where people respect and appreciate each other. Work here has a purpose that is evident in employees’ attitudes and motivation. Spark is a place where you can make a difference in the world.-Linda, Finance
Excited to be part of the team at Spark striving to bring novel gene therapies to market to transform the lives of patients suffering from rare diseases.-Clive, Corporate Strategy
I joined Spark because we’re focused on making a real difference to change the quality of life with patients with rare diseases. Our commitment to patients is what makes me come to work every day!-Berenice, Technical Operations
At Spark, the preclinical operations team supports gene therapy research and development, process development, quality control development, preclinical testing, and clinical gene therapy vector production. I am excited that our preclinical operations team is valued in Spark.-Chuansong, Process Development
Spark’s unwavering drive to bring life-altering therapies to patients today while diligently developing the next generation of gene therapies for tomorrow is one aspect that makes Spark a unique place to work.-Ali, Liver Research & Discovery
After being with Spark since nearly the inception, I continue to be inspired by the work that we do. Spark is striving to make the world a better place in which to live.-Kathy, Finance
During my time at Spark, I have been able to take on new challenges and grow my skillset. Recently, I moved into a new position that will further allow me to develop my expertise and experience. And I have had a lot of fun doing it!-Desiree, Marketing
I take pride at Spark in working with colleagues motivated by purpose, who bring passion to every discussion, and where our mission is rooted in the patients we serve.-Jonathan, Compliance
I was drawn to Spark by the passion of its people, the potential of our technologies and the vision of our teams to effect life-altering changes for neurological diseases, especially where none exist today.-David, Preclinical
The best thing about working at Spark, in addition to being a part of cutting-edge gene therapy research, is the people. The quality and dedication of the people around me is truly inspiring.-Nick, Research
Working at Spark speaks to my compassionate side. It is truly fulfilling to work with such great people and knowing Spark is helping to improve so many lives.-Danya, Commercial
I am proud and energized to be part of the unstoppable team at Spark! I know that what I do every day is making an impact on a patient with a rare genetic disease.-Janet, IT
It’s more than just a job for those working at Spark. There’s a collective passion to make a real difference in the diseases we’re researching, which has led to incredible advancements.-Joe, Regulatory
Spark strives to bring life-changing therapies to our patients, and I am proud to be a part of the team!-John, Technical Operations
The reason I joined Spark is because of the revolutionary science that is being produced here. Many of my former colleagues raved about how great it is to work here. The people hold each other at very high standards and are respectful of each other.-Umair, Translational Research Operations
My work matters because I have the great opportunity to meaningfully contribute to our mission: deliver potentially life-altering transformation for people and families affected by genetic diseases.-Xin, Process Development
We do great science here–science that really helps patients. There is a lack of treatments available for patients who have genetic disease. We devote ourselves fully to them with our passion, energy and intellect.-Xuguang, Process and Technology Development
There is nothing more rewarding than connecting with patients on an emotional level. Hearing their stories of hope makes me proud to help support a patient’s journey.-Lauren, Patient Services
Working at Spark has provided the opportunity to collaborate with a best-in-class team of scientists, clinicians and business people to bring novel solutions to the development of gene therapy, with the ultimate goal of supporting patients.-Amy, Legal
The passion and enthusiasm that goes into helping people live better days is one that truly inspires me and makes me feel incredibly proud to work at such an innovative organization.-Leigh, Human Resources
I’m so fortunate to be part of an organization bringing hope to patients with genetic disease. The people here are truly passionate about transforming medicine. It’s a once-in-a-career experience.-Wesley, Medical Science Liaison
It’s unique to work for a company that transfers core values from paper to practice. In doing so, we are challenged to bring our best, working collaboratively for the good of the patient and the advancement of the gene therapy field.-Brian, Finance
I’m proud to work at Spark to provide expert-level IT support to those that work on gene therapy that may one day change the lives of our patients. There is a real connection to what I do and how it makes a positive impact.-Agostino, IT
There is a passion in recruiting employees to Spark. Each person’s unique talents directly impact the attainment of our goal.-Cindy, Human Resources
I wanted to work in a place where I could make a difference. What makes Spark stand out is our drive to collaborate to get the work done – it’ just an amazing team to work with.-Marcela, Quality Control & Analytical Sciences
I love bringing my best to Spark every day, because I know every one of my colleagues is doing the same. It’s a powerful combination of talent and energetic engagement.-Michael, Medical Affairs
I am here because Spark is making the change I want to see in this industry.-Barbara, Process Development
Spark is a collaborative company, with remarkable individuals who champion the patient. It’s gratifying to know that by providing the proper workplace environment to my colleagues, I’m involved in making a difference in their work and the people they touch.-Jeannette, Corporate Facilities
Spark is uniquely comprised of incredibly talented and thoughtful innovators striving to make the promise of gene therapy a reality for patients with rare diseases.-Kevin, Corporate Communications
I joined Spark Therapeutics after learning about the remarkable work being done here to treat genetic diseases. Seeing the improvements in our patients motivates me to work towards the success of these genetic treatments.-Jim, Regulatory Affairs
We proudly say, “We are Spark.” Because while we hail from many different backgrounds, what unites us is a genuine passion and commitment to creating a world where no life is limited by genetic disease (see the quotes from some of our team members above to get a feel for who we are).
These are the values that we live by.
Their resilience is our inspiration. Champion the patient.
Exploration is the backbone of possibility. Break the barriers.
The world is waiting. Own your excellence.
Together, we are unstoppable. Commit to collaborate.
Trust makes our best work possible. Demonstrate the respect you seek.
In addition to our dynamic workplace, we are committed to attracting and retaining the best employees by providing the following comprehensive, highly competitive mix of compensation and benefits in the U.S.