Clinical Cell Therapy Associate - (Mammalian Cell Culture) Melanoma Medical Oncology

The mission of The University of Texas MDAnderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

The primary purpose of the Clinical Cell Therapy Technician is to perform complex, highly specialized and time sensitive technical cell manipulation and testing procedures on irreplaceable cellular products in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility. The Clinical Cell Therapy Technician will generate cells that impact the treatment of Melanoma patients undergoing cellular therapy.

Key Functions

1. Performs cell manipulation procedures such as cell enrichment, cell evaluation and sorting, cell culture, cellular product cryopreservation, cell product thaw/wash and infusions.

2. Performs calculations on infusion cell doses, viabilities, dilutions and cell concentrations.

3. Responsible for aseptic handling of products.

4. Performs procedures and maintains accurate documentation in compliance with regulations.

5. Follow procedures and policies implemented by Principal Investigator and adheres to all defined process and documentation requirements.

6. Maintains knowledge regarding donor evaluation, screening and testing, labeling and product acceptability and release criteria.

7. Performs quality control testing, routine equipment maintenance and troubleshooting.

8. Performs quality control and quality assurance of all tests/assays. Test and assays include training and working with radioactive materials.

9. Performs and handles human peripheral blood for processing and tracking.

10. Coordinates and manages supply inventory.

11. Performs all of the above aseptically and in a clean room environment.

Required: Bachelor's degree in a relevant scientific field.
Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Biology

Preferred: Experience with mammalian tissue/cell culture and GMP/FDA processing.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 127576
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Work Week: Days
  • Fund Type: Soft
  • Pivotal Position: No
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 44,000
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 55,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 66,000