Clinical Product Tech 2
Working Title: Clinical Product Tech 2
Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff
Department: Department of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
Posting Date: 03-29-2017
The Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology is seeking a Clinical Product Tech 2 to join the new Adoptive Cellular Therapy Program at UVA. Position produces cellular products under Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) or Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) conditions as well as performs immunological research studies. Incumbent is responsible for supporting the Quality Control Specialist (QCS) in all aspects of quality control and all quality control issues involved in the Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) or Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) conducted by the Cancer Immunotherapy Program when manufacturing the clinical product, including the process of clinical T cell expansion, T cell harvesting, T cell arming, T cell and bispecific antibody evaluations, or other clinical products. Incumbent will perform immune monitoring testing and assist in monitoring quality control of the immune monitoring tests being performed on the clinical products as well as tests being performed on patient samples. Position also participates in all phases of laboratory research using highly specialized techniques. Incumbent is involved in the design of experiments, and responsible for completion of projects assigned. Responsibilities include planning experiments, analysis of data, and providing input into the interpretation of data. Incumbent assists in preparation of research procedures, and manuscripts.
Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree in biological sciences, chemistry or related discipline, and a minimum five years in laboratory work with emphasis in human clinical immunology and/or tissue culture experience. Master's degree in related field is preferred. Quality control and/or quality assurance experience is a must. Experience in the preparation of GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) products; experience with performing, developing, writing and modifying SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for validation of GMP products; and experience in the performance, evaluation, and interpretation of immune function tests is required. Applicants must have ability to manage complex research projects; ability to perform minor data analysis; ability to work accurately and independently with attention to detail; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; and general knowledge of basic safety procedures. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), medical laboratory information systems, and literature search methodology is required.
This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Ability to manage complex research projects.
2. Ability to perform minor data analysis.
3. Ability to work accurately and independently with attention to detail.
4. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
5. General knowledge of basic safety procedures.
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