CBG Associate III - Biomedicine & Genetics

Duarte, California
July 22 2021
Life Sciences, Genetics
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

Responsible for manufacturing and testing of biological products under minimal supervision. Participate in the efforts in achieving compliance with all Federal and State accrediting agency requirements in the manufacturing and testing of biopharmaceutical and genetic products manufactured at the Center for Biomedicine and Genetics (CBG). Perform manufacturing activities, process development tasks, quality control assays, release tests and assay development tasks as directed by supervisor. Provide supervision and training to junior team members as directed by supervisor occasionally. Perform general laboratory activities assigned by supervisor. Provides qualification and validation support for manufacturing processes and quality assurance procedures that are essential to the cGMP production of biomedical products. Perform all cGMP related activities strictly according to SOP with accurate documentation. Cooperate with Quality Assurance group to ensure the quality of product and cGMP compliance. Required to wear pager, or other communication devices, and respond to emergency calls.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Performs manufacturing activities and release testing following established SOP. Develop and adapt new procedures for manufacturing and testing when necessary. Complete all documents in compliance to cGMP.
  • Create, review and revise Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Assists in internal inspections and audits to ensure compliance with Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and City of Hope and CBG procedure requirements.
  • Participate in general laboratory activities as assigned by supervisor.
  • Complete and maintain all training required to perform assigned tasks.
  • Cooperate with other performance improvement and compliance activities within the department and in the institution.
  • Maintain current knowledge of manufacturing/analytical techniques and industry practices.
  • With supervisor and project team members within CBG. Interact with QA to coordinate manufacturing activities when directed by supervisor (i.e. production suite cleaning schedule, release of the production suite, issuance of batch record, etc.). Report equipment failure or alarms to facility officer, or QA team. Make scientific presentation and progress report to management team upon request.
  • Communicate with external vendors to obtain technical information as needed. Communicate with external collaborator to discuss manufacturing process, or assay conditions, or troubleshoot when directed by supervisor.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • BS degree in biological science or related field with 6-8 years of related experience or a MS in biological science or related field degree with 5-8 years of related experience. Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements.

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.


  • Posting Date: Jul 22, 2021
  • Job Field: Research
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Shift: Day Job

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