Senior Research Technician - Cancer Center Biologic Therapy Core Facility
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR66512
The Siteman Cancer Center is seeking an organized and motivated life sciences professional to join the Biologic Therapy Core Facility (BTCF). The BTCF, a shared resource of the Siteman Cancer Center, operates and maintains an FDA-registered cleanroom facility designed to manufacture custom biologics for early phase clinical trials. Successful candidates will work independently or as a member of a project team to perform complex research studies, experiments and assays. This position will serve as a critical team member responsible for implementing and sustaining research projects, and upholding current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
This position requires the ability to participate in rotating after hours (âœon callâ schedule) to facilitate laboratory projects and operations.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Perform complex analysis/projects according to research protocols, explaining methods and procedures to other technicians.
Execute technical procedures to support manufacturing of custom biologics (e.g., cell therapies, vaccines, imaging agents, etc.) for early phase clinical trials.
Work with lab management to develop new, and improve existing, research protocols to support project/program objectives.
Ensure laboratory activities and research protocols comply with all laboratory Quality Management System and laboratory safety objectives and procedures.
Ensure laboratory environment and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
Assist in training laboratory staff and/or Project Team personnel on laboratory procedures to ensure compliance with all laboratory standards.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.Â The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Experience in an academic/clinical laboratory or manufacturing setting that is accredited/regulated by an external governing body (e.g., CAP, FDA).
Experience with aseptic technique, cell culture, basic molecular biology applications, ELISA, Flow Cytometry and/or other cell sorting applications.
Experience using clinical centrifuges, automated cell counters, biosafety cabinets/fume hoods, tissue culture incubators and other general laboratory equipment.
Experience working within a cleanroom facility or other closed system laboratory environments (i.e., animal husbandry barrier facility).
Experience writing and revising Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.Â
Ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.Â
Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
Masterâ™s degree with two years of experience in a laboratory setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling seven years.
$17.86 - $30.39 / HourlyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
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