In the Cedars-Sinai Biomanufacturing Center, o ur mission is to accelerate scientific discovery by generating world-class biomaterials and conducting groundbreaking research in biobanking, personalized medicine, and stem cell biology. For more information, please visit https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/areas/biomanufacturing.html .
The Biomanufacturing Center is currently seeking a Biomedical Technician!
As a Biomedical Technician, you will participate on various projects to develop and achieve goals, perform tasks associated with the project in accordance to established standard operating procedures (SOPs), and are responsible for maintaining lab equipment and performing lab maintenance duties including cleaning, sterilization, and keeping maintenance records.
The Biomedical Technician performs a broad range of tissue culture and microbiological methods, utilizing good aseptic techniques and lab practices in support of for developing, processing and manufacturing both research and clinical grade cellular products in accordance to established standard operating procedures (SOP). The Tech performs cellular, micro- and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to Western blot, Northern blot, DNA/RNA, Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), flow cytometry, gene expression analysis, protein extraction, cell culture, immunocytochemistry, and staining.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs a variety of Quality Control functions in support of cGMP aseptic Biological manufacturing and process development; Quality Control testing will vary for each project based on the type of cells, tissues or organs
Expected to execute environmental monitoring (EM), QC analysis, and complete routine record review of test data and related GMP documents under minimal supervision
Will conduct investigations regarding EM action level excursions and out of specification (OOS) results for any QC-tests executed within the CBC or by external laboratories
Will develop, revise and review SOPs, and monitor GMP systems currently in place to ensure compliance with documented policies
Performs activities strictly according to SOPs, with accurate documentation
Assists cross functional teams with required testing activates as needed
Contributes to the success of projects by keeping accurate and detailed records of experiments and results and will be expected to help supervisor generate reports
Writes and maintains good documentation in laboratory notebooks, data record/transfer, SOPs, and batch records
Drafts standard operating procedures and maintains computer database
Verifies samples received, logs samples into systems, and transports to appropriate environment within the facility for storage following SOPs
Maintains lab equipment and related records
Maintains material inventories, and places orders for equipment and supplies
Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery
Ensures all activities comply with regulatory guidelines and safety standards
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.