New York Blood Center and Rhode Island Blood Center

  • Technician- Cellular Laboratory

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    2019-2154
    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 support translational projects within Comprehensive Cell Solutions (CCS), which includes the Translational and Cellular Therapy Laboratories. This role will collaborate with laboratories to transfer, develop, and implement methodologies to produce translational products. Activities may include performance of experimental work designed to lead to the implementation of manufacturing and assay methods for cell therapy products that are new to CCS’s portfolio of services, as well as the processing and cryopreservation of cellular therapy products.

     

    Responsibilities include:

     

    • Conducting experiments for development and implementation of translational projects and assays.
    • Summarizing experimental data
    • Collaborating with internal and external laboratories to learn procedures and methodologies that will be established in NYBC laboratories and to further advance knowledge in operations.
    • Processing HPC, Apheresis, marrow and parathyroid tissue by following established procedures for aseptic technique, including but not limited to, cell and volume reduction, and cryopreservation of viable products.
    • Ensuring compliance with FDA, NYSDOH regulations, AABB and FACT standards, and other applicable requirements, regulations and standards.
    • Receiving and Accessioning cellular therapy products.
    • Perform calculations, including, but not limited to cell concentrations in products, dilutions required for cryopreservation and dispensing requested therapeutic doses of cells, volumes of cells needed for infusion, and viabilities.
    • Maintains accurate inventory of laboratory supplies.
    • Ensuring patient charts contain all necessary documents and lab reports as described in laboratory SOPs.
    • Handling other related functions as necessary.

    Qualifications

    To qualify, you must have a Bachelors’ Degree in Medical Technology, Biology, Chemistry or Physical Science or biological science, along with 1-2 years’ experience working in a Cellular Therapy, Clinical or Research Laboratory. NYS Clinical Laboratory Technician License and ASCP are preferred. Knowledge of Aseptic/Sterile technique, quality control procedures, and FDA/NYSDOH regulations and AABB/FACT standards will be expected, as will familiarity with good manufacturing practice guidelines for cell therapy clinical trials, and knowledge of processing, purging, cryopreserving, thawing and preparing cellular therapy products for infusion/transplantation. Excellent mathematical, problem-solving, organizational and PC skills are a must.

     

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

     

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