The Cell Therapy Bioengineering Associate will be responsible for performing routine processes for the manufacture of human blood derived cell therapies in a controlled, cGMP cleanroom environment of a multi-product facility. The incumbent will be responsible for operating equipment for autologous and allogeneic cell therapy processes and performing lab support activities while maintaining compliance to cGMP standards. The successful candidate will play a key role in establishing internal standards for onboarding and training of new cell therapy team members while establishing best practices that will become standards of procedure for the cell therapy organization. We are looking for an individual that has experience working within a team, is hard-working, self-motivated, results-driven, and solution-oriented. This position requires multi-tasking, interdepartmental coordination, and excellent peer-to-peer communication skills. This position has the potential to evolve into a higher-level associate.
• Work cross-functionally in a hands-on capacity utilizing aseptic technique to perform cell culture processes through cell culture, harvest, and cryopreservation and lab support activities within a cleanroom environment. • Ensure work is completed in compliance with controlled documentation (SOPs, batch records, forms, etc.) and all applicable guidelines, safety policies and procedures are followed. • Become fully trained and qualified in all aspects of assigned processes. • Maintain manufacturing facility in a cGMP status and ensure a continued state of inspection readiness. • Adhere to the schedule ensuring manufacturing logistics are maintained on time. • Develop a functional level of technical knowledge of cell therapy processes. • Record process data and information in a clear/concise format according to proper GDPs. • Develop a functional level of comfort working with basic lab equipment, specific Cell Therapy process equipment, and manufacturing logistics systems. • Author and revise documents for equipment and processes, when applicable. • Assist in tech transfer activities related to new product introduction to the manufacturing facility. • Assist in the resolution of manufacturing deviations of process and equipment problems
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in biological science(s) field or related engineering is preferred but not required. • A minimum of 0-2 years of experience in cGMP biological manufacturing. Cell therapy manufacturing is highly preferred. • Basic understanding of cell culture, cryopreservation, and aseptic processing/technique. • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with excellent teamwork aptitudes. • General knowledge of cGMP and FDA regulations. • Basic mathematical skills and technical writing capabilities. • Familiarity with MS Office applications.
• Ability to carry up to 55 pounds. • Ability to stand for long periods of time while wearing PPE. • Ability to work weekends/off-shift hours, when applicable. This position has the possibility to evolve into a second shift or off-shift position.