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University of Pennsylvania Quality Control Technologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Quality Control Technologist

Job Profile Title

Quality Control Technologist

Job Description Summary

This position will support Quality Control clinical testing activities for cell and gene therapy clinical trials to treat patients with cancer and HIV supported by the Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility (CVPF) at the University of Pennsylvania. This position reports to the Quality Control Team lead.

Job Description

This position will support Quality Control clinical testing activities for cell and gene therapy clinical trials to treat patients with cancer and HIV supported by the Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility (CVPF) at the University of Pennsylvania. This position reports to the Quality Control Team lead with primary responsibilities that include but are not limited to: performing environmental monitoring and clinic l release testing vial incubation & enumeration, sterility assays, and ex vivo culture assays. This position operates under GMP/GLP conditions. Candidates will be responsible for accurately gathering data, adhering to protocols, and ensuring data integrity. Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to: method, equipment, reagent and supply validation and/or qualification. This position is an essential University employee and is required to report to work in times of inclement weather and University closure.

Bachelor's degree and 1-2 years in Biology, Immunology, or relevant scientific field or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Direct experience with cell culture is strongly preferred. Experience with microbiology, flow cytometry, and functional assays is desired. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are equired. Previous demonstrated experience working with clinical trials and clinical product release testing is preferred. Efficient time management, excellent organizational & record keeping skills, and ability to multi-task at a given time are essential. Experience with regulatory compliance and FDA guidelines for Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations part 211 current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) d Good Laboratory (Research) Practices (GCP) is desired. Flexibility to work weekends is required. Position is contingent upon funding.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$36,124.00 - $54,185.00

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