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Our mission

Sangamo is a genomic medicine company that seeks to help millions of people who suffer from severe diseases for which today’s medicine can only offer symptom management at best. Our mission is to translate ground-breaking science into genomic medicines that transform patients’ lives.

Who we’re looking for

We believe Sangamo employees have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of transforming medicine. This demands a relentless focus on patients, the ability to put collaboration and results ahead of ego, and a drive to deliver now on our long-term commitment to develop cures for diseases, one gene at a time.

Our Culture

We are at a critical juncture in both genomic science and the history of Sangamo.

Ideas that were once just hypotheses are being tested in the clinic and we are rapidly moving closer to a day when research will deliver medicines. The electricity of the moment is palpable in everything that we do. Our teams are built to enable passionate individuals to contribute to meaningful, measurable innovations that advance the field of genomic medicine and Sangamo’s success. Being impactful and developing ourselves to the best we can be collectively drives us. We encourage anyone with the curiosity and energy to be part of changing medicine to learn more about joining us.

“We are creating a company that transforms lives. A company that inspires and empowers everyone who works here to grow, work more efficiently, and be better than they believe they can be. I want everyone who works at Sangamo to experience the greatest success possible, the kind of success that years from now we will look back on and proudly say, ‘I was there when together, with our hard work and focus, we changed the practice of medicine and transformed the lives of millions of patients.'”

— Sandy Macrae, Chief Executive Officer of Sangamo

At Sangamo Therapeutics, we are passionate about what we do and having fun while we do it. We offer several benefits and fun company activities throughout the year to reward our employees for their commitment to Sangamo’s mission.

Core values

We believe success comes when we align our core values with our mission to deliver genomic medicines that replace today’s symptomatic treatments and transform patients’ lives.

Patient Centric

Patient welfare is the rule against which we measure our actions and decisions. Before making decisions affecting patients, we seek to understand their needs and experiences.

Our focus on patients is a source of competitive advantage: it sharpens our R&D and guides us to develop important medicines.

Teamwork + Accountability

We seek appropriate input across our company to make better decisions and achieve our goals.

We treat one another with respect and expect a great deal of each other. We honor our commitments.

Urgency + Efficiency

We make decisions quickly and thoughtfully; we decentralize decision making authority appropriately to foster ownership and action. We define our priorities clearly, communicate them, and move forward decisively.

We commit to achieving or beating performance objectives, and we celebrate exceeding the expectations of our colleagues and stakeholders.

Innovation + Excellence

The bold pursuit of technological advancement and scientific breakthrough are Sangamo’s foundation.

Sangamo is also a company where individuals can flourish, grow and develop their expertise.

We celebrate Sangamo’s successes and the personal and professional accomplishments of our colleagues.

Employee Benefits

We respect and work to help protect the health, balance and well-being of our employees through competitive compensation and benefits:

Health, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance

401(k) with employer match and an employee stock purchase plan

Tuition reimbursement and personal development opportunities

20 days of PTO per year and paid parental leave

Open Positions

We’re hiring talented people in a variety of roles across development, general and administration, research, and technical operations in California, United Kingdom, and France.

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We are seeking passionate, curious, and innovative interns to contribute to our mission. Let’s build a better future together. Apply today.