Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a CMC Operator I within the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Under the direction of the CMC Manager or CMC Coordinator of the GMP/PD Facility, CMC Operator I assists with technical laboratory procedures and analyses in support of the specialized GMP, PD, and research activities of the GMP Facility and Process Development group. Working under supervision of the CMC Manager, performs all assigned processes and procedures within the scope of services of GMP/PD Facility under close supervision. Follows detailed instructions outlined in the SOPs for GMP processes according to the training provided by GMP Facility with additional oversight of the CMC Operator II. Performs non-GMP procedures for pre-clinical research under detailed instructions with close supervision. Monitors supplies, reagents, and equipment required for the procedures to be done. Generates thorough documentation (paper-based and electronic) for GMP and non-GMP processing in GMP/PD according to the guidance and regulations.
Among the key duties for this position are the following:
Data collection and Data analysis: As needed, collects and analyzes research data and other data on file both from GMP and non-GMP activities.
Literature review: As assigned, provides review and presentation of scientific or technical information available in the literature.
Executes activities including but not limited to cell culturing, production of viral supernatants, transduction, transfection, flow cytometry, cytolysis assays, cytokine assays, proliferation assays, PCR, and other analyses of human samples.
Shares responsibility for responding to after-hours emergencies related to cell processing and equipment monitoring.
Understands and adheres to Rutgers' compliance standards as they appear in RBHS's Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct, and Conflict of Interest Policy. Understands, demonstrates, and models the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey core values.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in the field of medical biosciences, health care, biology, or immunology without any prior relevant work experience or Bachelor's Degree in any field with a minimum of one year of experience in the field of at least one of the following: health care, biological research, clinical laboratory, immunology, or similar.
Two years or more of experience in GMP Facility and GMP training plus a high school diploma may be substituted for the education requirements.
City: New Brunswick
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Standing, sitting, walking, talking, and hearing. Participation in GMP manufacturing requires yearly vision check and appropriate correction as prescribed by the health care professional. Lifting up to 25 lbs.
WORKENVIRONMENT: Laboratory environment. Moderate noise. Exposure to blood, tissue samples, excrement, antineoplastic drugs, and possible exposure to radioactive materials and infectious and communicable diseases. Universal precautions are mandatory. Exposure to hazardous chemicals. Flexible work schedule may be required.
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