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Columbia University Technician B - Hematology & Oncology - Cellular Immunotherapy (cGMP) in New York, New York

  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union

  • Bargaining Unit: SSA

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • End Date if Temporary:

  • Hours Per Week: 35

  • Salary Range: $837.94 per week

Position Summary

A full-time Technician B needed to join the Cellular Immunotherapy Laboratory at CUIMC, and participate in cutting edge immunotherapy clinical trials designed to activate immune system for cancer treatment. Enthusiastic and committed, the technician will need to demonstrate proficiency in working in a clean room environment, using aseptic techniques, with human lymphocytes.

Responsibilities

  • Produce and cryopreserve cGMP grade cell lines, and calculate dose using metric system.

  • Working under supervision and independently, assist in design of experiments and protocols.

  • Perform genetic modification of human lymphocytes with different vectors.

  • Develop and perform assays on cellular products for functionality and safety.

  • Comply with facility‚Äôs standard operating procedures and policies.

  • Adhere to and maintain understanding of regulatory requirements including cGTP, FDA, FACT standards.

  • Participate in all aspects of pre-clinical development of the GMP products, and routine manufacturing activities under approved INDs.

  • Perform a variety of techniques independent of direct supervision including qPCR, ELISA and flow cytometry.

  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or physics or related science or equivalent in education, training and experience

  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends as needed

  • Experience with basic laboratory techniques and knowledge of biological sciences

  • Team player with strong organizational skills

  • Ability to work independently and interest in learning new skills and technologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current NYS Medical Technologist License

Other Requirements

  • The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made.

  • Participation in the medical surveillance program

  • Work involves laboratory animals

  • Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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