New York Blood Center Enterprises

Lab Technician II -Distribution NCBP

Job Locations US-NY-Long Island City
Job ID
2021-2959
Category
Technician

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

This position is responsible for performing a broad range of laboratory activities related to and in the support of processing, freezing, storing and shipping of the cord blood units (CBUs) collected by the National Cord Blood Program (NCBP):

  • Perform established procedures for controlled-rate freezing and storing using the BioArchive computerized system.
  • Participate in executing FDA-mandated specific tests for CBU processing such as stability studies, media fill and environmental monitoring.
  • Prepare frozen cord blood units for shipment to Transplant Centers. Make ready the dry-shipper, provide the necessary GMP documentation, contact the shipping company, pack the frozen cord blood unit. Carry-out shipment’s follow-up.  Check the Unit Receipt Form for completeness, follow-up on the dry-shipper return, monitor and document the temperature inside its chamber, record and keep track of the dry-shipper next QC as well as the Temperature monitor device.
  • Provide frozen samples from the cord blood units for confirmatory tests and quality assessment (segments). Retrieve the units from liquid Nitrogen, scan the label with the unit ID, cut the segment and deliver it to the testing laboratory. Store the frozen   segment (the FDA reference sample) from the HEMACORD® (the FDA licensed NCBP product) in liquid Nitrogen and update the NCBP dashboard computer application.
  • Distribute research CBUs by receiving and recording requests through the NCBP web-based application, select and pack the requested CBUs and communicate shipping information to the respective laboratory through the NCBP computer application and e-mails.
  • Update the NCBP computer database with results of shipments, cutting segments and reference samples. Update the records for refusals and discarded non-conforming units.
  • Ensure the operation of equipment. Check and respond to the notifications from the advanced remote monitoring system (Isensix). Complete preventative maintenance requirements following manufacturer’s instructions and current procedures; troubleshoot malfunctions; call for repairs; maintain equipment inventories; evaluate new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintain safe and healthy work environment.

 

Qualifications

 

To qualify, you must have Bachelor’s Degree in medical technology or biological sciences; a minimum of one year experience in biomedical lab setting. New college graduates with laboratory experience welcome to apply.

 

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

 

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