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Cell manufacturing specialist

Company: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location: Madison
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary:The UW Carbone Cancer Center in partnership with UW Health launched the UW Program for Advanced Cell Therapy (UW PACT) under the leadership of Jacques Galipeau, MD, Marilyn and Don Anderson Professor of Cancer Research and Assistant Dean for Therapeutics Discovery and Development. The mission of PACT is to provide UW Health and UWCCC patients access to novel personalized cellular therapies for cancer and immune disorders. This innovative, patient-centered program focuses on development and deployment of experimental cell therapies within the newly-designed UW Health Hospital Cleanroom Laboratory. Ross O. Meyers, PhD serves as the Director of Advanced Cell Manufacturing, leading operations of clinical-grade cell therapy product manufacture and testing. Dr. Inga Hoffman, MD is the Medical Director and manages clinical deployment.The successful candidate will assist in manufacturing, characterization and testing of novel cellular therapy products for FDA-approved investigational new drug (IND) applications under Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP). These cell therapies include, but are not limited to antiviral T cells, Mesenchymal Stromal Cells, and anti-tumor T cells.The person will report to the Director of Cell Manufacturing and will work in the CGMP cleanroom facility at the UW Health Hospital. The individual is responsible for the daily operation of the facility to ensure that it is compliant with applicable regulations and will assist in the quality control aspects of the program.The employee in this position will gain on-the-job familiarity with FDA regulations pertaining to cellular therapy and use tools and principles of CGMP to perform complex, multi-step procedures individually and in a team.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.Position Duties:List of DutiesInstitutional Statement on Diversity:Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and InclusionDegree and Area of Specialization:B.S./B.A. in a Biotechnology applicable area of study, for example: Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, Biochemistry, Nutritional Sciences, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacology/Toxicology and Microbiology.Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:1 year of biotechnology-related laboratory experience preferred. Preferred experience and job skills:- 1 to 2 years of experience demonstrating proficiency in cell culture, manufacturing or processing, cell-based bioassay, laboratory maintenance and supply management.- Knowledge of lab safety and use of standard lab equipment is required.- Excellent technical documentation and communication skills.- Exceptional attention to details.- Commitment to quality improvements.- Problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills.- Ability to gown aseptically and work in a cleanroom environment for an extended period of time.Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience. A minimum of 7 years' experience is required for appointment at the senior level.Additional Information:- Excellent written and oral communication and critical thinking skills are expected. - Good time management and organizational skills with ability to multi-task and adapt to changes in workflow, in an occasional high pressure and time-sensitive, team-oriented environment.- This position requires skills necessary to operate in a CGMP-compliant cell manufacturing cleanroom environment. Manufactured cell products are for human use in clinical trials. All work is conducted under the strict guidance of Standard Operating Procedures.- Proficiency in Microsoft Office.- Work experience should demonstrate dependability, flexibility and maturity. Candidates must be effective at building interpersonal relationships with constructive interactions, be clear and effective communicators, promote and create collegial environments that value accountability. Employees will also be expected to uphold UWCCC core values as defined below:- Respect: Demonstrate respect for self and others--behave professionally.- Integrity: Act with integrity and honesty.- Teamwork: Commit to and demonstrate teamwork.- Excellence: Ensure excellence, quality, and high ethical standards in conduct and performance.- The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.Department(s):A533400-MEDICAL SCHOOL/CARBONE CANC CTR/CANC CTRWork Type:Full Time: 100%Appointment Type, Duration:Ongoing/RenewableSalary:Minimum $38,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on QualificationsInstructions to Applicants:To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional/supervisor references as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.Contact:Devonne 608-263-9404Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )Official Title:SR RESEARCH SPEC(T16BN) or RESEARCH SPECIALIST(T16DN) or ASSOC RESEARCH SPEC(T16FN)Employment Class:Academic Staff-RenewableJob Number:234760-ASThe University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.Applications Open: May 24 2021 Central Daylight Time Applications Close: Jun 9 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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