Cell Therapy Lab Specialist I/II

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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Location :
Seattle, Washington

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Sun, 28 Mar 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Details Full-timeEstimated: $59,000 – $74,000 a year1 hour ago Qualifications – FDA regulations – Math – Laboratory experience – Clinical laboratory experience – Communication skills – Bachelor’s degree Full Job Description Overview: The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children’s. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education. The Cellular Therapy Lab (CTL) at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is on the cutting edge of new technologies for cancer therapy, including cell-based immunotherapy. We are committed to advancing treatment options for our patients through the translation of innovative research into clinical practice. We collaborate with our Alliance partners (University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital) as well as industry (biotechnology) and non-industry external entities. CTL is responsible for all minimally manipulated therapeutic cell processing occurring at the SCCA for standard therapies, clinical trials and commercial cell therapeutics. Procedures range from cryopreservation to flow cytometric enumeration of cell proportions to more complex procedures such as cell selections, including enrichment and depletion. The laboratory is regulated by the FDA cGTP/cGMP standards, maintains College of American Pathologists (CAP) certification, and is accredited by the Joint Commission and FACT. Employees must adhere to all SCCA policies and processes, including the SCCA Code of Conduct and all HIPAA privacy requirements. Responsibilities: Process cellular products/specimens according to standard operating procedure (SOP), and specific guidance for clinical trials/commercial products, using aseptic technique Perform and analyze results of quality control testing of components, including automated nucleated cell counts and flow cytometry Prepare reagents and materials for clinical procedures Enter patient and specimen information and results in the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Document processing steps accurately, generate processing reports and prepare patient/donor laboratory charts; review processing reports and charts Understand and stay current with SOPs as needed and perform SOP qualifications. Provide input/feedback to Lab Supervisor on documentation and process improvements Participate in the training process of newer, less experienced Technologists Thaw cryopreserved components and assist with infusion at the patient bedside Meet unrelated donor (URD) component couriers and perform necessary testing and processing of components prior to release Engage in CTL’s Continuing Education Program to enhance knowledge and skills Assist in completing basic projects with moderate supervision Perform specialized operational duties Perform cell selections: CliniMACS cell selection e.g. CD34+ cell enrichment, CD3+ cell depletion Potentially assist with the bone marrow collection within operating room Qualifications: 2+ years of experience in a clinical cell therapy laboratory Bachelor’s Degree in a science-related field preferred Basic hematology and immunology knowledge Motivation and initiative to learn new scientific theory and applications Mature judgment, including when to seek help from CTL Management and CTP Leadership Ability to work well independently with limited supervision Strong teamwork skills, building relationships across functions Collaborate and communicate effectively across functions and departments Ability to organize and interpret data thoroughly, often independently Strong problem-solving capabilities for clinical laboratory in general and cell therapy in particular for standard processing. Start troubleshooting more complex work as it is learned, e.g. cell selections. Uses literature and colleagues as a resource to plan work and solve problems Scientific writing skills, including preparation of clear, concise SOPs and technical reports Strong math skills Strong communication skills, both oral and written Flexibility in scheduling: nights, weekends, holidays and on-call rotations Our Commitment to Diversity: We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling . Show full job description Apply Now