New York Blood Center

  • Technologist- Cellular Therapy I

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    2018-1908
    Category
    Clinical Laboratory
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    At New York Blood Center, one of the most comprehensive blood centers in the world, our focus is on cultivating excellence by merging cutting-edge innovation with diligent customer service, groundbreaking research, and comprehensive program and service development. Join us as we work towards meeting and exceeding the growing needs of our diverse communities, further our lifesaving strategic goals in a rapidly changing environment, and expand our impact on the local, national, and global communities we serve.

    Responsibilities

    As a key member of our team you will perform technical procedures involved in the operation of the Cellular Therapy Laboratory, which includes red blood cell and volume reduction and cryopreservation of viable cells for transplantation. In addition, you will provide technical guidance to other technologists and process technicians, review daily QC, and review processing records.

     

    Responsibilities include:

    • Processing and cryopreserving hematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC), parathyroid tissue and other cellular therapy products as developed in the laboratory for transplantation
    • Complying with all polices, practices, procedures, SOPs and other applicable regulations, requirements and standards
    • Conducting routine cell enumeration as required by hematology lab
    • Performing daily quality control on all equipment prior to use and conducting routine preventative maintenance as required
    • Maintaining patient records in computerized systems
    • Performing moderately complex lab tests which include proficiency tests and preparing product and patient samples for testing in other laboratories
    • Documenting deviations and occurrences and notifying staff
    • Performing routine hematology laboratory duties, including staining slides and CBC and differential counts
    • Preparing inventory and donor qualification reports
    • Identifying and implementing improvements to business unit operations
    • Handling other related tasks as necessary

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or related field
    • 3 years experience in a biomedical laboratory which includes experience in a stem cell or cellular therapy lab
    • NYS Clinical Laboratory Technologist License
    • Knowledge of processing, purging, cryopreserving, thawing and in the preparation of cellular therapy products for infusion/transplantation
    • Basic knowledge of FDA and NYSDOH regulations and AABB and FACT standards
    • Expert knowledge of sterile technique
    • Basic knowledge of lab supplies/equipment and quality control procedures
    • PC proficiency with MS Office Suite
    • Superior organizational, oral/written communication and analytical skills

     

    We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work atmosphere, and a comprehensive benefits package.

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