Cell Processing Tech II

Updated: 6 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • The Cell Processing Technologist II will work in our state-of-the-art, good manufacturing practices (GMP) facility with a team of cell processing technologists, growing therapeutic T-cells for the treatment of patients with cancer.
  • Additionally, other projects for manipulating human cells intended for the use in treating various diseases will be performed.
  • Incumbents will be training in manufacturing of virus-specific T-cell and tumor-specific T-cells according to GMP, using a range of standard operating procedures (SOPs) some of which involve gene modification, for example to manufacture CART-cells.
  • An understanding of cell biology and immunology as well as experience in cell culture is preferred.
  • Incumbents in this job class will also be involved in patient infusions, if requested.
  • Technologist IIs will operate with a higher level of independence than incumbents at the Tech I level and will also support more complex work in the lab.
  • Performs therapeutic cell processing and cryopreservation for ExCITE shared resource.
  • Develops, maintains, and improves computerized databases and electronic worksheets recording activities Processes data and generates reports suitable to be inserted into patient files and QA/QC program.
  • Assists with the training of new staff.
  • Assures that activities are following all compliance requirements including preparation and archival of all necessary regulatory documents.
  • Implements the transition of new cell processing technologies.
  • Ensures that the laboratory is fully prepared and stocked to perform scheduled and emergency cell processing at all times.
  • Maintains and prepares equipment for use including scheduling periodic maintenance from outside vendors.
  • Leads in the preparation and writing of abstracts, reports, papers, and presentations on the activities of the cell processing group, if requested.
  • Responsible for job related training.
  • Writes deviation reports, incident reports and validation reports.
  • Attends GMP training webinars and job-related seminars and meetings as requested.
  • Liaises with other groups involved in cell therapy studies, such as physicians, translational researchers, research coordinators, regulatory affairs staff, quality control and quality assurance staff as requested. Maintains professional and courteous relationships with other staff members.
  • Teamwork is crucial for this position; good communication skills are required.
  • The cells cultured utilizing aseptic technique are for clinical use, so attention to detail is required.
  • Liquid nitrogen tanks are used for cell cryopreservation frequently, biosafety cabinets and incubators are thoroughly cleaned monthly, therefore the ability to lift 15-20 lb. of weight and physical activity is required.
  • Processes patient blood samples for product manufacture with required medical clearance (HEP vaccination, etc) to perform as required by ESHO.
  • Occasionally work over the weekend or holidays may be required upon request and scheduling.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors degree in biology or related field and two years related experience required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with human cell culture, nucleic acid manipulation (sequencing, RNA, DNA, extraction etc.) preferred.
  • Certification as a Medical Technologist preferred.
  • Masters degree in related field preferred.


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