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Technician B - Hematology & Oncology - Cellular Immunotherapy (cGMP)


Technician B - Hematology & Oncology - Cellular Immunotherapy (cGMP)

  • 533000
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Dec 23 2022
  • Technical Grade 4
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: n/a
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $50,329.13 - $50,329.13
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

A full-time Technician B needed to join the Cellular Immunotherapy Laboratory at CUIMC, and participate in cutting edge immunotherapy clinical trials designed to activate immune system for cancer treatment. Enthusiastic and committed, the technician will need to demonstrate proficiency in working in a clean room environment, using aseptic techniques, with human lymphocytes.


  • Participate in all aspects of pre-clinical development of the GMP products, and routine manufacturing activities under approved INDs.
  • Working under supervision and independently, assist in design of experiments and protocols.
  • Produce, maintain, and cryopreserve cGMP grade cell lines.
  • Develop and perform assays on cellular products for functionality and safety.
  • Perform daily QC on instruments, as appropriate, and monitor that preventive maintenance is timely performed on laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Perform a variety of techniques including qPCR, ELISA and flow cytometry.
  • Perform genetic modification of human lymphocytes with different vectors.
  • Comply with facility’s standard operating procedures and policies.
  • Adhere to and maintain understanding of regulatory requirements including cGTP, FDA, FACT standards.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or physics or related science or equivalent in education, training and experience
  • Experience with basic laboratory techniques and knowledge of biological sciences
  • Team player with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and interest in learning new skills and technologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current NYS Medical Technologist License

Other Requirements

  • The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made
  • Participation in the medical surveillance program
  • Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
  • Success completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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