Associate Manufacturing Reagent Specialist - CAR T Cell Therapy

Duarte, California
March 26 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary
The Manufacturing Reagent Specialist is responsible for material ordering, monitoring, assembling, and reagent/media preparation for GMP manufacturing activities in cellular immunotherapy area. This role is critical for supporting all GMP productions for clinical trials. The preferred candidate is suited through education and/or experience to rapidly contribute in a fast-paced GMP manufacturing activities. We are seeking engaged and talented individuals with the ability to communicate with vendors to ensure on time ordering/delivery of required materials and to adhere to SOPs for reagent / media preparations. The candidate must be well organized, detailed oriented, accurate, and timely when it comes to performing and documenting their own work and verifying the work of others. This role requires a self-starter, ability to work independently, understanding of departmental goals-working as a team to achieve those goals within set timelines. This is an error free environment which safety and quality are of utmost importance to our work. If you want to be a part of a team dedicated to GMP manufacturing productions for patients, send us your resume.

The successful candidate is expected to be an active team player as demonstrated by communicating with manufacturing associate, QA, and vendors, ensuring the work area and equipment are kept in a clean and orderly state, and forming productive relationships within the team as well as with associates from other areas.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Ordering and monitoring of materials to be delivered on time and document setup/preparation.
  • Manage the assembling and staging of materials/samples that are being processed.
  • Application of aseptic techniques.
  • Perform reagent formulations and media preparation following established SOPs in cGMP facility.
  • Perform basic math and statistical calculations (unit conversions and statistics).
  • Perform housekeeping and area organization duties per assignments.
  • Perform a wide variety of computer-based tasks such as time reporting, on-line training, email, virtual meetings, inventory transactions, and summarizing data.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Bachelor's degree in biological science or related field. Focus on biological and/or chemical sciences preferred.
  • Past experience working in a FDA and/or ISO regulated facility is highly desired.
  • Experience in Biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of basic laboratory equipment (pH Meter, scientific glassware, scales), laboratory techniques (pipetting, diluting, measuring solids and liquids).
  • Computer skills (File organization, MS Office, Outlook, Teams, timekeeping, inventory management programs, etc.)
  • Fluent in English, spoken, written, reading.
  • Ability to lift to 50lbs.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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