Madison, WI
Sep 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 91902-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Quality, Risk Management and Compliance, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91902-AS

Working Title: Cell Manufacturing Specialist



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

BS in Science/Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Required: A minimum of 2 years professional work experience as a Medical Technologist in a clinical laboratory with a focus in bone marrow transplant activities, cell manufacturing or GMP activities supporting cell production operations.
Preferred: 5 years of experience working in a clinical laboratory or clinical laboratory industry with a focus in bone marrow transplant activities, cell manufacturing or GMP activities supporting cell production operations.

License or certificate:

ASCP certification for Medical Technologist (MT) or Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) preferred but not required

Position Summary:

The UW Carbone Cancer Center in partnership with UW Health is excited to launch a new UW Program for Advanced Cell Therapy (UW-PACT) under the leadership of Jacques Galipeau, MD, Marilyn and Don Anderson Professor of Cancer Research and Assistant Dean for Therapeutics Discovery and Development. The mission of PACT is to provide UW Health and UWCCC patients access to novel personalized cellular therapies for cancer and immune disorders. This innovative, patient-centered program will focus on development and deployment of experimental cell therapies within the newly designed University Hospital Clinical Hematopoietic Cell Processing Laboratory. Dr. Nirupama (Rupa) Pike serves as the Director of advanced cell manufacturing and will lead manufacturing of clinical-grade cell products in partnership with Medical Director: Dr Inga Hoffman who manages clinical deployment.

The successful candidate will assist in manufacturing, characterization and validation of state-of-the-art novel cellular therapy products for FDA-approved investigational new drug (IND) applications using Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). These cell therapies include but are not limited to anti-viral T cells, Mesenchymal Stromal Cells, and anti-tumor T cells.

The person will report to the Director of Cell Manufacturing and will work primarily in the GMP
facility at the UW Hospital. The individual will be responsible for the daily operation of the GMP facility to ensure that it is in control and in compliance with applicable regulations and will coordinate the QA/QC aspects of the program for manufacturing of the products according to applicable regulations and accrediting agency standards.

The employee in this position is expected to have familiarity with FDA regulations pertaining to cellular therapy and use tools and principles of Good Manufacturing Practice to perform complex multistage procedures individually and in a team setting.

Additional Information:

Desired Experience:

Knowledge of lab safety and use of standard lab equipment is required.

Prior cell therapy and tissue culture or blood bank experience in a biomedical research/clinical laboratory is required.

Ability to gown aseptically and work in a GLP/GMP environment for extended periods of time.

Experience with disposable/single-use technology, FLOW cytometry and automated cell processing equipment such as CliniMACS Plus or CliniMACS Prodigy is a plus.

Excellent written and oral communication and critical thinking skills. Good time management and organizational skills with ability to multi-task and adapt to changes in workflow, unusual circumstances, and high pressure and time-sensitive environments.

This positon requires a variety of skills necessary for a cGMP-compliant biomanufacturing environment to conduct all operations, while adhering to SOPs and working in a cGMP compliant environment.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office.


Susan Hook
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Please upload your cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please explain how your experience relates to this position vacancy listing.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Sep 6 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Sep 20 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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