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The Analytic Developer/QC Associate III is responsible for Quality Control (QC) cGMP testing activities in support of Human Gene Therapy Phase I/II clinical trials.
This position will primarily focus on performing transfer, qualification, and validation of analytical test methods using FDA and ICH guidelines. In addition, the position will perform testing as needed in support of the Cell Processing and Biologics Production facilities (CPF and BPF). Cross-training on multiple assays will be required for this position as well as in laboratory quality systems.
Lead and participate in analytical method transfer/qualification/validation activities
Participate in commissioning of laboratory instrumentation
Perform cGMP in-process, lot release, and stability testing of raw materials, intermediates, drug substance, drug product, and human gene therapy products
Review assays performed by peers
Perform deviation and out of specification (OOS) investigations
Write SOPs and test methods
Perform general laboratory activities in accordance to SOPs and laboratory quality systems
Bachelor's or master's degree in a life sciences field with 5+ years (3+ years MS), preferably with a background in biologics and/or cellular therapeutics
Knowledge of regulatory guidance documents/information for Analytical Procedures and Method Validation
Experience with ELISA, qPCR, gel electrophoresis, and HPLC methods
Good written and oral communication. Good presentation skills
Detail oriented, organized, proactive and self-motivated
Possess strong communication and teamwork skills
Ability to analyze data, assess/evaluate trends and make recommendations for improvement
Experience with typical Quality Systems (ex. Document Control, Deviations, CAPA, Change Control, etc.)
Knowledge of cGMP requirements for Phase I/II clinical trials
Familiarity with Chemistry. Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) information for Investigational New Drug Applications
Experience with flow cytometry
Experience with microbial-based assays
Knowledge of aseptic and cell culture techniques
Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.