A Senior Technologist II, processes and cryopreserves Cellular Therapy products both in a laboratory and in a cleanroom (GMP manufacturing). Performs testing on all Cellular Therapy products as well as other Contract Manufactured blood products. Testing may include, but not limited to the following: CBC (automated cell counts), viability, manual differentials, Flow Cytometry Assays, bacterial cultures, Endotoxin, bacterial gram stain, Osmotic Fragility. Products may include, but not limited to the following: Peripheral Blood Progenitor Cells (HPCs), Mononuclear cells (MNC), Packed Red Blood Cells (pRBC).
B. Schedule flexibility is required due to the nature of our business.
C. Is familiar with all procedures and methods used in the Cellular Therapy Laboratory.
Assists in the development of new written procedures or revisions of current procedures, as required to meet departmental needs.
Assists in the development of new assays, as required to meet departmental needs.
Is familiar with the requirements of maintaining a GMP/GLP environment.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE
MT (ASCP) or equivalent – 2.5 years laboratory experience required, preferably in Blood Banking and Hematology
MLT (ASCP) – 4.5 years laboratory experience, preferably in Blood Banking and Hematology
BS – 2.5 years tissue culture/research experience preferably in a GMP environment
Other experience of special value to the Red Cross Cellular Therapy Laboratory
At least 6 months experience working in the Cellular Therapy Laboratory as a Senior Technologist I and overall acceptable job performance
Preferable but not required: should have comprehensive knowledge of basic blood component processing and general blood bank techniques, as well as, stem cell processing techniques and principles; knowledge of basic hematology, i.e reading of manual differentials, cell counting methods (both automated and manual). Other experience/knowledge helpful but not required: flow cytometry, tissue culture techniques.
Must have excellent communication skills to solicit information, teach and
communicate problems and ideas.
Must be able to use Microsoft Word and Excel.
Must have excellent aseptic technique and be able to work in a GMP environment (Class 10,000 clean room).
Must be able to work independently.
Must be able to coordinate activities of several departments for success of project.
Must be flexible in hours and work habits, adaptable to new procedures, able to work with Cellular Therapy staff in a close environment. Overtime and weekends may be required, as well as, participation in on-call rotation.
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee’s professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment. To be considered for this position, please visit www.redcross.org/jobs to apply.
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