Working Title: Manager of Cellular Therapies Production
Department: SOM-RESEARCH SUPPORT SERVICES
Bargaining Unit: 99
Payroll Job Code: 000378
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5 M-F
Employee Class: Career
The School of Medicine Office of Research, co-led by the Vice Dean for Basic Science Research and the Vice Dean for Clinical Research, oversees all non-cancer- related basic science, clinical and translational research activities in the School of Medicine. Cancer-related clinical and translational research is under the purview of the Stern Center of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The Manager of the UCI Cellular Therapies Production Program [including the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) Facility and the FACT certified cell collection laboratories] will have a broad range of responsibilities that maintain the viability of these new facilities for the production of cellular therapeutics. This program will serve the University of California at Irvine community and extramural organizations. The Manager will have direct oversight of all aspects of the cGMP production of cellular products. The Manager will report administratively to the Executive Director for Clinical Research Operations and the Vice Dean of Clinical Research in the School of Medicine Office of Research. Oversight and direction will also be provided by a steering committee of experts from the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Center, the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Alpha Stem Cell Clinic, the Center for Clinical Research, the CEO of UCI Health, and the Dean of the School of Medicine. This reporting structure is consistent with the expectation that the cGMP and the cell processing laboratories will be used by investigators across the entire biomedical spectrum residing within multiple UCI academic units, will of necessity interface with UCI Health, and will have significant extramural contracted use.
At least 5 years of experience in research roles with progressively complex responsibilities Previous experience in a managerial function
Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training. Terminal degree in a related field (PhD, JD, MD, etc.).
Adherence to excellent customer service principles. Organizational skills sufficient to prioritize duties in an ever changing environment. Must possess technical vocabulary to meet facility needs. Must possess knowledge of medical terminology, basic human anatomy, chemistry, biology and molecular biology and technical knowledge to complete assigned tasks. Ability to listen, collect information, and give instructions in an effort to support, clarify, or resolve problems. Knowledge of personal computer, word processing, data management, and spreadsheet software. Knowledge of standard precautions and biosafety. Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and laboratory safety regulations. Outstanding written and oral communication skills. Ability to lead discussions, to particulate test procedures, and to make effective presentations. Utilize effective listening and questioning techniques. Must be able to write clear technical reports in the scientific format. Must be able to maintain logs and documentation in the same manner. Maintains appropriate interdepartmental communication Tact and diplomacy skills to meet the needs of a highly interactive position. Ability to work well under pressure to meet commitments and to remain flexible with a variety of changing demands. Ability to work as a member of a team and to assist colleagues as needed. Ability to manage several projects or tasks simultaneously and to exercise appropriate judgment when prioritizing projects of assignments. Ability to work as a member of a team and to assist colleagues as needed. Ability to function and work in a diverse work environment. In depth knowledge of GMP laboratory policies and procedures as documented in SOPs Teaching and communication skills necessary for interactions with students, and postdoctoral fellows. Knowledge of federal and state legislation and regulatory requirements pertaining to the GMP laboratory. Ability to work in full body suit and with face mask and gloves for hours in a controlled environment, such as a clean room (GMP) facility.
Experience in or knowledge of GMP production procedures and facilities is preferred. Alternatively, the candidate must be willing to be trained for a period of at least 3-6 months in a GMP facility with extensive experience in cell manufacturing.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
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