Senior. Professional Research Assistant, cGMP Cell Therapy Manufacturing Associate

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Charles C. Gates Biomanufacturing facility

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Working title: Senior Professional Research Assistant – cGMP Cell Therapy Manufacturing Associate III

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Nature of Work

The selected candidate will be responsible for executing cGMP operations and providing guidance to junior operators at the newly established Gates Biomanufacturing Facility.  The facility is a mission-based facility for the manufacture, testing, and distribution of cell-based products for patient administration.

Professional Field

This position requires experience related to performing cGMP operations for the production of cell-based therapy, such as chimeric-antigen receptor T-cell therapy, using cell culture, cell separations, aseptic cell culture manipulations, and general processing techniques. 

Supervision Received

This position reports directly to the Cell Therapy operation lead at the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility.

Examples of Work Performed:

    Full-time position at the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility located nearby the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.Execution of cGMP operations for the production of cell therapy products with additional guidance to junior operators conducting similar cGMP activities. 
    Providing leadership in areas of GDP documentation, Batch Record execution, and deviation management.  Maintains cleanliness required of the cGMP suite, equipment, work areas, and facility with assistance of other personnel. Prepares manufacturing suites and components for Production Batch Record execution. Perform aseptic cell culture on a routine basis.Manage, monitor and maintain processing and testing equipment, facilities, and supplies. This will include routine handling and lifting of laboratory supplies, and bench-top equipment and regular cleaning of facility, supplies, and equipment.
    Manage tasks to meet project expectations related to timelines, budget, and quality.Lead and train Cell Therapy staff to achieve operational, schedule, and quality requirements, with a particular emphasis on GMP operations.
    Provide exceptional customer service to users of the facility.
    Work in a professional and collaborative manner with coworkers and prospective users.
Salary and Benefits: 


The hiring rate (or budgeted rate) for this position has been established at $34.97 per hour. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.


The above salary rate represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate at the time of posting.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.


University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.


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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in Cell Biology, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or related field or 10 years of experience as A Sr. PRA
  • cGMP manufacturing experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting
  • Knowledgeable in FDA CFRs related to cell processing
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • cGMP manufacturing experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting.  The candidate’s technical cGMP experience must be sufficient to enable leadership for more junior staff. 
  • Experience culturing and performing aseptic cell culture manipulations for a variety of human-derived cell populations.
  • Ability to work in a start-up environment with a track record of being a team-oriented, self-starter capable of operating independently.
  • Experience operating and maintaining cell/tissue culture equipment and overall facilities.
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to accommodate a flexible manufacturing schedule
Preferred Qualifications

  • cGMP manufacturing experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting.
  • At least 2 years of experience related to cell-based therapeutics is preferred, with an emphasis on CAR-T, TCR, blood, or IPSCs based therapies.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Part-time
Posting Date: Feb 19, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 3/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time