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Science and Science Careers has ranked Spark® Therapeutics fifth in their 2021 Top Employers Survey, placing us among the leading biotechnology, biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical employers in the world.

This recognition by Science, for the third year running, is meaningful. It shows that people within our industry have a high regard not only for Spark’s scientific leadership, but also for our innovation, respect for employees, and in the way we conduct ourselves responsibly as a business.

It is especially gratifying to see our company values, to break barriers; demonstrate the respect you seek; and champion the patient, reflected in these results. This continued recognition is a testament to our efforts to turn genes into medicines for patients with inherited diseases.

Since our start in 2013, we have grown from a team of 3 to a team of nearly 800, achieving breakthroughs that have heralded a new era in medicine. While we hail from many different backgrounds, what unites us is a genuine passion and commitment to create a world where no life is limited by genetic disease. To deliver on a mission that big, we have hired the best and most creative people in the industry, and created a workplace where our different backgrounds and areas of expertise are sought after, and our diverse ideas are celebrated.

As a result, Spark has not only ranked on Science’s top-10 list of employers, but in our hometown of Philadelphia, where we are the largest gene therapy company, our employees have voted us into the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” list five years in a row.

This is an exciting time for Spark, and, as I look forward to our company’s future, I would like to express my profound appreciation for our team members. Their work and dedication has nurtured Spark’s award-winning culture and helped create a place where we all can thrive.

— Jennifer Flaisher, Chief Human Resources Officer, Spark® Therapeutics

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