Cytotherapy Lab Specialist
Job location: Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-13
Responsible for performing technical processing procedures and associated quality functions related to autologous and allogeneic HPC and therapeutic cellular therapy products within the Cytotherapy Laboratory. Responsible for laboratory operations with strict adherence to applicable regulations and standards.
- Processing and cellular therapy products according to standard operating procedures and assists the clinical staff during the transplant.
- Becomes familiar with and maintains knowledge about protocols for Stem Cell Transplants.
- Ensure reagents are properly handled & processed.
- Demonstrates knowledge of quality safety and compliance programs.
In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
Education: Associate’s Degree in related science or Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, biology, chemistry or related science
- Bachelor’s in Med Tech or Clin Lab Science w/ national certification – 2 years of clinical laboratory experience.
- Bachelor’s in Biology or related – 2 years of autologous and allogeneic stem cell processing for human transplant or 3 years of cord blood banking experience.
- Associate’s in related science with MLT certification and 4 years of autologous and allogeneic stem cell processing for human transplant experience
Job requires sitting, standing for prolonged periods, frequently walking; Repetitive motion: (microscopic screening). Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 20-50 lbs. May be exposed to fumes, chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.
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