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Posted Job Title
Quality Control Technologist
Job Profile Title
Resource Technologist A
Job Description Summary
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/
This position will support Quality Control clinical testing 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) at the University of Pennsylvania.Â This position reports to the Quality Control Team lead with primary responsibilities that include but are not limited to: performing environmental monitoring and clinical release testing via incubation & enumeration, sterility assays, and ex vivo culture assays.Â This position operates under GMP/GLP conditions. Candidates will be responsible for accurately gathering data, adhering to protocols, and ensuring data integrity. Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to: method, equipment, reagent and supply validation and/or qualification. This position is an Essential University employee and is required to report to work in times of inclement weather and University closure.Â
Qualifications: Bachelorâ™s degree and 0 to 1 year of experience in Biology, Immunology, or relevant scientific field or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.Â Direct experience with cell culture is strongly preferred. Experience with microbiology, flow cytometry, and functional assays is desired. Â Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.Â Previous demonstrated experience working with clinical trials and clinical product release testing is preferred. Efficient time management, excellent organizational & record keeping skills, and ability to multi-task at a given time are essential. Experience with regulatory compliance and FDA guidelines for Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations part 211 current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Good Laboratory (Research) Practices (GCP) is desired. Flexibility to work weekends is required.Â Position is contingent upon funding.Â
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$32,000.00 - $57,600.00
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 Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00011310
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.