Career Types

Cognate's career opportunities can be categorized into four distinct areas.  Click each tile to learn more!

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Cognate manufactures for many clients in various phases of clinical work with a variety of cell types. Our manufacturing team is an essential part of our process. We’re proud to say that the work we do makes a real difference that matters to all of us. ’We are looking for talented, inspired, daring and engaged individuals who share our ambition to create value for patients and who want to be part of our journey.
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At Cognate BioServices, our continued success depends on attracting and developing talented people that share our passion for delivering quality products that help people live better, healthier lives. Essential to our mission, we are committed to making a difference in the lives of others and we value our colleagues for their different perspectives and individual contributions. We pride ourselves in the level of quality and experience our Cognate team brings to the table. We aim to bring together the sharpest minds in the biotech industry, to provide the highest level of quality products and services to our customers.
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Research & Development

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Research & Development

Our research and development team uses their skill to push the frontiers of our science forward. Our goal is to improve the current technologies offered by our organization and develop innovations that strengthen our position and provide the best possible solutions for our customers providing expertise, science and ideas to successfully develop autologous and allogeneic products across multiple cell based technology platforms.
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Corporate Support

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Corporate Support

We offer a variety of corporate opportunities for a challenging and rewarding career in the field of biotechnology. We need talented and creative individuals for a broad range of positions to include Finance, InformationTechnology, Human Resources, and Marketing.

Join Our Team

Be a part of the leading organization developing & manufacturing cell & gene therapy products for clients and patients around the globe!

Our Culture

The Platinum Rule: Treat others as they want to be treated…

We understand that our jobs save patients’ lives. Critical to our success is our employees.


  • Recruit and retain the best talent in our industry
  • Treat employees with respect and dignity which includes an open door to listen at every level of the company
  • Train internal talent to succeed in their current role and develop them for future opportunities
  • Provide regular/timely communication, encouragement, support, and recognition from leadership across the company
  • Recognize and encourage diversity, inclusion, and equity...everyone has the opportunity to contribute
  • Provide compensation and benefits programs that support employees’ and their family’s needs
  • Have FUN!!
Core Values

"I love the employees of Cognate – I consider them family. We care about each other not only professionally, but also personally. That’s one of the things that keeps me coming into work every day!"

Alexis Stachowski
Alexis Stachowski
Manager, QC Micro

"Working at Cognate allows you to learn so many new things on any given day. Working with a variety of diverse clients ensures that there are always new challenges presented."

Larry Bellot
Larry Bellot
Scientist, Tech Services

"I love working at Cognate because it allows me to use the skills I learned in school while interacting with a dynamic group of people. I can’t think of a better reason to get up every morning than to help save and change patient’s lives."

Jessica Hoyer
Manager, Manufacturing

"Cognate’s commitment to customer service, collaborative partnerships, and mission to deliver curative treatments to our patients are why I wake up and look forward to coming to work!"

Steven Barash
Associate Director, Regulated IT

"My favorite thing about Cognate is the collaborative work environment. Working at Cognate offers me a great place to express my ideas with others openly on best practices and build upon a brilliant path forward for all."

Ianna Smith
Lead Technical Writer

"I love working at Cognate because it provides me a good platform for career growth where talent and hard work are recognized and appreciated."

Tammy Wing
Supervisor, Validation

"Working at Cognate offers me the opportunity to grow professionally while contributing to the development of life-saving therapies. Each team at Cognate is driven to produce the best possible outcome for our clients and the end patient."

Ed White
Sr. Manager, Quality Operations

"I have found Cognate to be very employee conscious while still able to put the patient first. I am proud to be a part of this company and their beliefs when it comes to patient needs. While I do enjoy the company perks and benefits, it is the commitment to the patient that makes me proud to say I am an employee of Cognate."

Bruce Loft
Supervisor, Maintenance

"Cognate is an outstanding company that promotes both personal and professional growth. The work environment has consistently challenged me to grow as an individual and has supported my passion for mentorship. The culture here at Cognate is truly special."

Trent Hill
Supervisor, Manufacturing
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At Cognate, we greatly appreciate the contributions our employees make.  That's why we are very pleased to offer our employees one of the more competitive benefits packages in the industry, including:

  • Employer-fully-paid medical, dental, vision & life insurance benefits for employees
  • PTO, holidays & community service hours
  • Retirement planning through a 401(k)
  • Continuing Education & Training
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Opportunities for maximizing skills in a growing industry
  • Friendly & Diverse atmosphere where ideas and opinions are strongly valued
  • Various Discounts through benefit provider
  • EAP Assistance
  • Comfortable, Casual, Fun environment

About Our Cities

Memphis, TN

Memphis is a one-of-a-kind city that delivers a truly authentic experience. It's where many musical genres converge to create that extraordinary Memphis sound; and where family fun meets urban energy. It's these unexpected combinations that make the Memphis experience so unique and why, no matter how many times you visit, you'll always discover a new beat.

Nowhere on earth can you find one-of-a-kind attractions built around the music that flows from every street corner. The culinary options serve up everything from world-famous barbecue plus a smorgasbord of flavors from eclectic neighborhoods. The soul of the city is forged with the current of the Mighty Mississippi River. From attractions to dining to outdoor adventures, the magic of Memphis is in the mix.

Many of our attractions were voted number one in USA Today’s 10 Best lists including Graceland, National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis Zoo, Sun Studio and Stax Museum of American Soul. Money Magazine named Memphis #3 Most Affordable Destination and Fodor’s listed the city as the #6 destination on their 2018 ‘Go List’.


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Discover opportunities to join the Cognate BioServices team and help impact patient lives!