Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27159
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org PA-Pathology Bioresource
Posted to the Web 10/27/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 025
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8-5pm
Months 12
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.


The Clinical Operations Assistant will support the Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility (CVPF) at the University of Pennsylvania in the development, manufacture, and testing of cell and gene therapy products for early phase I/II clinical trials in HIV and cancer under Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidance and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliance. The Clinical Operations Assistant will serve as a liaison across multiple functional groups within the CVPF, including Operations, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Quality Systems, Quality Assurance, and Facilities. He/she will report to the Clinical Operations Lead and provide support in the areas of: scheduling, billing, website maintenance, and software systems maintenance/administration. In addition, the Clinical Operations Assistant will provide support to the CVPF Quality Assurance Document Control group: produce copies of production batch records (PBR) and preparation of PBR binders.


Associate’s degree and three to five years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. College degree in the Biological Sciences in combination with coursework or work experience in administration, business, or operations management preferred. One or more years of quality, analytical, or operations experience in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guided environment preferred. Working knowledge of the requirements for the clinical manufacture and testing of cell and gene therapy products is desired. Familiarity with medical terminology, knowledge of 21CFR Part 11, and work or internship experience in a research laboratory setting are also advantageous. Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with individuals of varying levels of education, experience, and job duties and to thrive in a collaborative research environment is required. Effective verbal and written communication skills are required to serve as a liaison across multifunctional groups. A detailed oriented work ethic with strong organization and excellent time management skills are vital to excel in this position. The ability to multitask is critical. Superior computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are essential, as is a willingness and aptitude for learning new software systems.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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