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RESOURCE TECHNOLOGIST B

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27809
Posted Job Title RESOURCE TECHNOLOGIST B
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org PA-Pathology Bioresource
Posted to the Web 01/29/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 026
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
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. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

Duties

This position will support cellular manufacturing activities for cell and gene therapy clinical trials to treat patients with cancer and HIV supported by the Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility (CVPF) and Center for Advanced Cellular Therapies (CACT) at the University of Pennsylvania. Working knowledge of HIPAA requirements and cGMP practices is essential. Exceptional organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and demonstrated expertise in tissue culture are required. Previous demonstrated experience working with clinical trials, and in particular, cellular manufacturing is preferred. Experience with regulatory compliance and FDA guidelines for Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations part 211 current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Good Clinical (Research) Practices (GCP) is desired. Knowledge of medical terminology and intellectual capacity to use judgement and critical thinking skills to ensure that the data are accurate, logical, and consistent with institutional and regulatory reporting requirements are required. Efficient time management and ability to multi-task to complete activities for several different clinical trial studies at a given time are essential. Routine interaction with additional manufacturing technicians, quality control scientists, quality assurance personnel, and additional support staff is necessary. This position is an Essential University employee and is required to report to work in times of inclement weather and University closure. This position reports to the Manufacturing Operations Manager with primary responsibilities that include:

Clinical scale cell processing including isolation, culture and formulation, tissue culture using sterile technique and universal precautions, and assays with primary human cells from study subjects in support of cell and gene therapy clinical trials at the University of Pennsylvania and collaborating institutions. Additional responsibilities include equipment, reagent and supply validation for new and improved methods of cell processing; Recommend, implement and maintain improvements in cell processing, including isolation, growth, harvest and cryopreservation. Additional responsibilities may apply.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or related science field and 3 to 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Minimum of 18 months in tissue culture or immunology or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with tissue culture and stringent aseptic technique is required. Experience with flow cytometry preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Sound knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) preferred. Excellent organizational record keeping skills are necessary. Position contingent upon funding. Flexibility to work weekends is required. It is possible that this position may include a 5-day 8-hour work week including one weekend day.

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.

Special Requirements
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/34258

Posting Supplemental Questions

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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
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    • High School Diploma or GED
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    • Bachelor's Degree
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  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
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Optional Documents
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