Cell Processing Technologist II - Center for Gene Therapy (90002114)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7083366 (Ref:8268-en_US)

Posted: August 18, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary

The successful candidate will work in our state-of-the-art, good manufacturing practices (GMP) facility in a team of cell processing technologists, growing therapeutic T-cells for the treatment of patients with cancer. This individual will be expected to support the contract manufacturing of tumor-specific T-cells for an external client, according to GMP guidelines, following a range of standard operating procedures (SOPs). An understanding of cell biology and immunology as well as experience in cell culture is preferred. They will also be involved in learning and implementing new manufacturing processes and equipment to promote continued optimization and advancement of manufacturing technologies. The candidate must be a team player with excellent attention to detail and must have the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues.

Job Purpose

Performs therapeutic cell processing and cryopreservation for the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy.

Job Duties

  • Performs aseptic cell processing and manipulation procedures such as cell isolation or enrichment, culture and cryopreservation for the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy.
  • Performs error-free calculations to determine cell counts and viability, dilutions, and cell concentrations.
  • Develops, maintains, and improves computerized databases and electronic worksheets recording activities.
  • Processes data and generates reports for patient files and QA/QC program.
  • Supervises the activities of junior processing staff and assists with the training of new staff.
  • Assures that activities are in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Assists with validations and qualifications to implement the transition of new equipment and cell processing technologies.
  • Oversees the maintenance of lab equipment and ensures the lab is fully stocked to perform processing at all times.
  • Assists in the preparation and writing of abstracts, reports, papers, and presentations on the activities of the cell processing group.
  • Responsible for job related training.
  • Writes deviation reports, incident reports and validation reports.
  • Attends GMP training webinars, job-related seminars and weekly meetings.
  • Liaises with other groups involved in cell therapy studies, such as external clients, physicians, translational researchers, research coordinators, quality control and quality assurance staff.
  • Maintains professional and courteous relationships with other staff members.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology or related field.
  • Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in cell culture and GMP manufacturing.

Other

  • Attention to detail, ability to problem-solve, manage workflow, meet deadlines, communicate and work in a fast-paced team environment required.
  • Monthly cleaning of laboratory equipment requires physical activity and the ability to lift 15-20 lbs of weight.

 

 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.


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