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.
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
Current NYS Medical Technologist License
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.
Internal Number: 510405
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