• Cellular Therapy Lab (CTL) Technologist I

    Job ID
    11985
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Company
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Location
    US-WA-Seattle
    Category
    Allied Health
  • 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 members (University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital) as well as corporate entities.

     

    CTL is responsible for all minimally manipulated therapeutic cell processing occurring at the SCCA. Procedures range from cryopreservation to flow cytometric enumeration of cell proportions to more complex procedures such as cell selection, enrichment, and depletion. The laboratory is regulated by the FDA cGTP/cGMP standards, maintains CAP certification, and is accredited by the Joint Commission and FACT.

     

    We currently have an opening for a Cellular Therapy Technologist I. This a full-time position (40 hours per week). This position requires a flexible schedule that can include on-call, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

    Responsibilities

    • Process cellular products/specimens according to standard operating procedure (SOP), and specific guidance for clinical trials, using aseptic technique
    • Perform and analyze results of quality control testing of components, including automated nucleated cell counts and flow cytometry
    • 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
    • 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 
    • Potentially assist with the bone marrow collection within operating rooms
    • Perform clinical trials processing:
      • CliniMACS® cell selection e.g. CD34+ cell enrichment, CD3+ cell depletion
      • CAR-T therapy processing and cryopreservation

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications and Skills

    • Four-year college degree with major in biological science or related degree
    • Basic hematology knowledge
    • Motivation and initiative to learn new scientific theory and applications
    • Mature judgment
    • Work independently
    • Proven team player
    • Collaborate and communicate effectively across functions
    • Interpret data thoroughly
    • Strong trouble-shooting capabilities
    • Scientific writing skills, including preparation of clear, concise SOPs and technical reports
    • Strong math skills
    • Strong communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Flexibility in scheduling: night, weekend, holiday and on-call rotations

    Preferred Qualifications and Skills

    • 2+ years of clinical cell therapy experience
    • Advanced knowledge of oncology, hematology and/or immunology
    • Flow cytometry expertise
    • Immunotherapy experience
    • CliniMACS® operation experience
    • Surgical tech experience
    • LabWare LIMS knowledge
    • A good understanding of cGMP/cGTP standards
    • Proven record of completing projects efficiently and effectively

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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 apply 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 escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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