The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
The Cellular Therapy Lab (CTL) at the SCCA is on the cutting edge of new technologies for cancer therapy, including cell-based immunotherapy. We are committed to advancing treatment options for our patients through the translation of innovative research into clinical practice. We collaborate with our Alliance members (University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Childrens Hospital) as well as corporate entities. CTL is responsible for all minimally manipulated therapeutic cell processing occurring at the SCCA. Procedures range from cryopreservation to flow cytometric enumeration of cell proportions to more complex procedures such as cell selection, enrichment, and depletion. The laboratory is regulated by the FDA cGTP/cGMP standards, maintains CAP certification, and is accredited by the Joint Commission and FACT.
We currently have an opening for a Cellular Therapy Technologist I . This a full-time position (40 hours per week). This position requires a flexible schedule that can include on-call, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Process cellular products/specimens according to standard operating procedure (SOP), and specific guidance for clinical trials, using aseptic technique
Perform and analyze results of quality control testing of components, including automated nucleated cell counts and flow cytometry
Document processing steps accurately, generate processing reports and prepare patient/donor laboratory charts; review processing reports and charts
Understand and stay current with SOPs as needed, perform SOP qualifications, and provide input/feedback to Lab Supervisor on documentation and process improvements
Thaw cryopreserved components and assist with infusion at the patient bedside
Meet unrelated donor (URD) component couriers and perform necessary testing and processing of components prior to release
Potentially assist with the bone marrow collection within operating rooms
Perform clinical trials processing:
CliniMACS cell selection e.g. CD34+ cell enrichment, CD3+ cell depletion
CAR-T therapy processing and cryopreservation
Four-year college degree with major in biological science or related degree
Basic hematology knowledge
Motivation and initiative to learn new scientific theory and applications
Proven team player
Collaborate and communicate effectively across functions
Interpret data thoroughly
Strong trouble-shooting capabilities
Scientific writing skills, including preparation of clear, concise SOPs and technical reports
Strong math skills
Strong communication skills
Attention to detail
Flexibility in scheduling: night, weekend, holiday and on-call rotations
Regular attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job in order to carry out the primaryresponsibilities
2+ years of clinical cell therapy experience
Advanced knowledge of oncology, hematology and/or immunology
Flow cytometry expertise
CliniMACS operation experience
Surgical tech experience
LabWare LIMS knowledge
A good understanding of cGMP/cGTP standards
Proven record of completing projects efficiently and effectively
Our Commitment to Diversity
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
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.