New York Blood Center and Rhode Island Blood Center

  • Processing Technologist I

    Job Locations US-NY-Long Island City
    Job ID
    2019-2142
    Category
    Technician
    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 a broad range of laboratory activities related to, and in the support of, processing, freezing, storing, and shipping of cord blood units (CBUs) collected by the National Cord Blood Program. In addition, you will follow mandated standards of Regulatory and Licensing agencies to ensure the proper operation of equipment and provide samples from the frozen CBU for quality assessment.

     

    Responsibilities include:

     

    • Processing cord blood units (CBUs) using the automated technology for volume reduction.
    • Receiving and accessioning CBUs and concentrating nucleated cells of whole units to a precise end volume using the automated AXP method.
    • Performing controlled-rate freezing and storing cord blood units in liquid Nitrogen.
    • Executing FDA-mandated specific tests for CBU processing such as stability studies, media fill and environmental monitoring
    • Following established procedures for cryopreservation, controlled rate freezing and storing using the BioArchive computerized system.
    • Preparing frozen units for shipment to Transplant Centers.
    • Providing frozen samples from the cord blood units for confirmatory test and quality assessments.
    • Distributing research CBUs by receiving and recording requests through the NCBP web-based application, selecting and packing requested CBUs, and communicating shipping information to the respective laboratory through the NCBP computer application and e-mails.
    • Updating the NCBP computer database with results of shipments, cutting segments, and reference samples.
    • Ensuring the effective operation of equipment.
    • Preparing various reports, updating logs, scanning CBU manufacturing and shipping records to create electronic documents for the CBU Batch Record.
    • Working on special projects, including research experiments.
    • Handling other related functions as needed.

     

    Hours:

    • 9am to 5pm standard shifts, occasional flexibility required
    • Monday through Friday with Saturday and holiday rotation

    Qualifications

    To qualify, you must have a bachelor’s degree in medical technology or biological sciences, along with at least 1-year experience in a biomedical laboratory (new college graduates will be considered). An understanding of work to be performed under GMP regulations, ability to work independently, and basic knowledge of regulatory agencies requirements will be expected, as will knowledge of sterile technique and the ability to effectively identify and resolve problems. PC proficiency with MS Office Suite, and superior organizational, analytical, oral/written communication and multitasking skills are required.

     

    Unless otherwise specified, all posted opportunities are located in the New York or Greater Tri-State office locations

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