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 Laboratory (CTL) at SCCA is responsible for all minimally manipulated therapeutic cell processing occurring at the SCCA for both standard therapies and clinical trials, including immunotherapies. Procedures range from cryopreservation and flow cytometric enumeration of cell proportions to more complex procedures such as cell selection, enrichment, and depletion. The CTL is regulated by the FDA cGTP/cGMP standards, maintains College of American Pathologists (CAP) certification, and is accredited by the Joint Commission and the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).
The CTL Assistant Supervisor is a key position, responsible for joint supervision of cell processing operations and staff in the CTL and reporting to the CTL Manager. The position will also be responsible for cell processing assignments as the workload requires. The position works with a variety of personnel including lab and clinic staff, administration, cross-functional and cross-organizational working teams as well as external vendors and collaborators from biotechnology companies.
The nature of this work is challenging and we are seeking a highly motivated individual with initiative, subject matter expertise, leadership and team work experience. The work requires mature judgment, decision-making capability and outstanding communication skills. Effective cross-functional collaboration with other departments at the SCCA, FHCRC and with external organizations is necessary to this position. This includes being comfortable and conversant with clinical issues: able to interact with clinical staff. Flexibility in scheduling is required; after-hours work may be a routine occurrence Some patient contact is required when assisting with thawing and infusion of cryopreserved cells.
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