Careers + Culture

Our Mission

Umoja comes from the Swahili word for unity — bringing separate components together to build a powerful whole. The most important components that we are bringing together are the people who make up our company and commit their time, effort, and passion toward bringing our therapies to patients.

Our Core Values

Unified in Purpose:

Our success is driven by our cooperative effort. We are diverse in thought, and united in mission.

Meaningful Impact:

We care deeply about what we are building to change the future of immunotherapy.

Obsessed With Solutions:

We continually strive to improve, be excellent at what we do, and deliver better treatment solutions for patients.


We strive to constantly learn and push boundaries while maintaining a positive attitude.


We take responsibility for our actions and outcomes. We do what we say we’ll do.

scientist working in lab - Umoja

Culture + Commitment

Our culture is grounded in the understanding that our team is our greatest asset. We are committed to building a diverse team of people who bring an array of unique skills, backgrounds, and experiences. We respect and value the contributions of every member of our staff, no matter their title. Recognizing and leveraging our collective strengths, communicating with efficiency and care, and holding each other accountable are essential parts of our mission to extend the benefits of immunotherapy to every patient in need.

“At Umoja, we are driven by our passion to make a meaningful impact in the lives of people with cancer. Our collaborative approach and shared obsession with finding the very best solutions motivates us to confront challenges with confidence and optimism while enabling us to accomplish far more than we could as individuals.”


– Andy Scharenberg, M.D.


Umoja Biopharma is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to our employees and their eligible dependents. Our employees are our most important asset, and our benefits are designed to help them thrive personally and professionally.

Our Employee Benefits package includes:

  • Three medical plan options
  • Comprehensive dental coverage, including orthodontia for adults and children
  • Vision exam and hardware benefits
  • Employer-provided Life and Disability Insurance
  • Pretax Health Savings Account with substantial Umoja contribution
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and dependent care
  • Subsidized commuter costs and parking
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Training & Professional Development programs
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Additional benefits and perks

Key Benefit Offerings:

Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision plans

401(k) Retirement Plan through Fidelity with 100% match up to the first 6% employee deferral

Employer funded Lifestyle Spending Account

Competitive Paid Time Off policy, including end-of-year office closure

Employee Tuition Assistance Program

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