Position Description: Under the general direction of the laboratory Principal Investigator, the Staff Research Associate 3 will function as a supervisory staff member of a team working on the Quality Control laboratory aspects of gene transfer clinical trials. SRA 3 will lead a team performing analyses of cell/gene therapy products and patient samples post-gene therapy under Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) for Phase I/II trials. The position involves management and supervision of the Analytic Lab operation including oversight of: analytic testing of GMP-manufactured cell products, ordering and maintaining inventory of supplies and reagents, equipment maintenance, and patient specimen receipt, processing, testing and storage, as well as assigning tasks to SRA 2's and assessing personnel performance. SRA 3 will be responsible for the training and supervision of SRA 1 and SRA 2 team members performing the above duties. SRA 3 will review, and be responsible for records associated with all of the above duties for GLP and Good Documentation Practices (GDP) compliance and implement corrective action plans for identified deficiencies. SRA 3 will also perform hands on lab work (cell processing, patient sample processing, molecular and biochemical testing), as needed to support the team. SRA 3 will also develop new analytic testing assays and other documentation for new procedures according to requirements of the Human Gene and Cell Therapy Facility (HGCTF) quality assurance unit. SRA 3 will be responsible for coordination and oversight of execution of new procedures and writing reports for executed study procedures.
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