Cell Pharmacist

Jul 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Cell Pharmacist

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Stanford University, Department of Medicine, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation seeks a Junior Cell Pharmacist (Clinical Laboratory Scientist 1) to perform highly complex clinical testing, including both machine and manual assays, of bodily fluids and tissue independently for patient care purposes. Clinical test results are used directly to inform patient care decisions, with errors potentially leading to adverse events.

Duties include:
  • Perform specialized manual and automated testing on clinical/donor samples.
  • Analyze data from high-complexity testing.
  • Recognize and resolve inconsistent results; follow up with repeated or additional testing.
  • Determine suitability of specimens based on established criteria for use.
  • Use complex Laboratory Information System to record test results and facilitate data interpretation, data mining, and reporting.
  • Generate documents and reports of testing results.
  • Review standard operating procedures for potential process improvements.
  • Perform complex preventative maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting of instruments and equipment.
* - Other duties may also be assigned


Four year college degree in medical technology or a life science, and one year relevant experience in a blood center or a similar setting.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of clinical sample testing in specific area(s) of expertise.
  • Understanding of complex testing processes and underlying biology of the system.
  • Ability to interpret and synthesize results from a wide variety of tests correctly and quickly.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of laboratory information system/database and operation, or ability to learn system quickly.
  • 12 month internship in medical technology or certification as technologist/specialist by professional board organization (e.g., ASHI, AABB, ASCP).
  • Possess full color vision.
  • Constantly lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Frequently stand/walk, use a computer, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, operate a manual pipette, operate foot and/or hand controls.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, or scaffolds), twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, scrub/sweep/mop/chop/mix, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-40 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • High pressure, busy, often crowded environment.
  • Work under extreme time constraints.
  • Required to work with human blood and specimens; potential exists for exposure to blood borne pathogens by splash or spill.
  • Required to work with radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers and allergens/chemicals.
  • May be "on call' or work occasional extended hours.
  • Follows Federal Drug Administration (FDA), State of California, American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations and current good manufacturing practices (cGMP).
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Job: Health Care Services

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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