Senior Cell Therapy Specialist

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The George Washington University Cancer Center is seeking a Senior Cell Therapy Specialist.

The Senior Cell Therapy Specialist will perform complex clinical laboratory procedures that require a high degree of independence and decision making for patients undergoing Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells transplantation. Some of the procedures will be performed in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility. The work will be performed in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations for Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells processing laboratories as part of Good Tissue Practices and cGMP regulations.

The Senior Cell Therapy Specialist will support the Laboratory Director in creating, revising, and reviewing Standard Operating Procedures relating to the Stem Cell Transplantation and Cell Therapy laboratories activity. They will train new Cell Therapy Specialist staff on procedures related to hematopoietic progenitor cell processing and GMP related work. They will collaboratively plan and independently conduct and analyze experiments aimed at the development of new cellular therapy applications. The studies will involve in vitro cellular and molecular biology work, but not limited to cloning, PCR/Q-PCR or cell cultures.

Duties include:

Operates commonly utilized processing equipment (TerumoBCT Spectra Optia and COBE 2291 Cell Processor, Biosafe Sepax system, Miltenyi CliniMACS and CliniMACS Prodigy).

Assists in acquisition data, audits, deviation investigations and CAPAs.

Assists in clinical and research protocol implementation.

Liaises with the Clinical BMT Unit regarding transplant workflow.

Performs scheduled quality assurance / quality control.

Maintains and prepares equipment / environment for use.

Maintains current inventory of supplies.

Assists on change controls, safety inspections.

Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Ability to work long hours as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a BA/BS in a related discipline plus 5 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum of three years of experience in Clinical Cell Processing and work in a clean room environment.

Familiar with Universal precautions for handling human derived materials in BSL-2 containment areas.

Experience with Molecular Biology techniques a must.

Prior experience in the field of Cell and Gene Therapy is desired.

Ability to follow existing protocols and methods and to develop new ones

Excellent skills in Microsoft Work, Excel, and data analysis.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

Self-motivated, able to think critically, and excellent problem solving skills.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Centers/Institutes Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: Monday - Friday Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000517 Job Open Date: 04/06/2018 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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    Posted: 4/7/2018
    Application Due: 6/6/2018
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