GMP MANUFACTURING TECH-Marcus Center for Cellular Cures

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Duke University
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Marcus Center for Cellular Cures (MC3)
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021

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School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Duke University’s Marcus Center for Cellular Cures (MC3) has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Technician in our GMP Manufacturing Laboratory.

Our Vision: To live in a world where every person has access to high quality and effective cell based therapies

Our Mission: Together we design, develop and deliver the highest quality cellular therapies to improve health More information is available at the following link: https://marcuscenter.duke.edu/

100% Sponsored Funding

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY:

The incumbent in this position is responsible for highly complex and specialized manufacturing of cellular products for clinical trials and commercial operations. In addition, this individual will be responsible for supporting the daily operation of the GMP facility to ensure it is in control and in compliance with applicable regulations. The individual filling this position will be an integral member of a team working together to produce the highest quality clinical material for novel cellular therapies.

WORK PERFORMED:

Perform duties as dictated by standard operating procedures (SOPs) for cellular product manufacturing and under G’X’P (GLP, GTP, GMP, GDP) guidelines as directed. Perform duties in a clean room environment while fully gowned (hood, mask, coverall, boots, gloves, etc.) following GMP guidelines and using aseptic technique. Perform cell culture of a variety of cell and tissue types using various vessels and media formulations to specifications outlined in batch records. Operate instrumentation needed for cell manufacturing including but not limited to cell separators, cell counters, centrifuges, incubators, pipettes, and Biological Safety Cabinets. Accurately complete batch record documentation, all appropriate equipment log entries, and GMP documentation. Maintain responsibility and confidentiality for patient identification, specimen labeling and specimen verification.

Work with Lab Manager, other GMP Manufacturing Technicians, and Quality Assurance to ensure the facility is in compliance for governing regulations. Maintain orderly lab spaces. Participate in lab inspections and work with inspectors as needed. Record and inform of any insufficient inventory of supplies and reagents; clean and maintain laboratory equipment in good working order.

Prepare and qualify reagents, stains, solutions, chemicals, and culture media as appropriate. Use knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices to safely perform required work including universal precautions and hazardous chemical handling.

Assist in technology transfer of manufacturing processes from pre-clinical into GMP environment.

Use dexterity, knowledge, and ability to complete assigned laboratory tasks and skills, with attention to detail and compliance with all appropriate laboratory regulatory and safety requirements.

Ability to work and maintain strong relationships with the department manager, members of the GMP team and other departmental staff.Ability to read and understand Standard Operating Procedures.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Preferred Skills:

Good communication skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of team. Communicate and interact in a professional and courteous manner with co-workers, and others. Must be team oriented and able to work in a highly collaborative work environment to complete complex tasks. Must be able to manage multiple and rapidly changing priorities and have ability to quickly learn new skills and concepts.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Minimum Qualifications

Education

Work generally requires a bachelor's degree in science, engineering, or related field.

Experience

None required above education/training requirement. Prefer up to two years of laboratory experience, preferably in a GMP/regulated environment. A related master's degree may substitute for two years of experience.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Mission Statement

Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

“To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

 “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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