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Cell Therapy Technologist 1

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country".


Job Overview

The College of Medicine, Hoxworth Blood Center is recruiting a Cell Therapy Technologist 1 in the Cellular Therapies Division. This position will support the University's mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all our activities.  This position will perform processing and cryopreservation of hematopoietic progenitor cell collections for bone marrow transplant patients; routine cell processing operations and innovative cell selection techniques for the production of novel cellular therapy products for clinical trial use.  This position will also participate in laboratory operations that support clinical cell processing: maintaining supply inventories, performing equipment validations and quality control test procedures; writing Standard Operating Procedures, (SOPs), generating reports, etc. The job title will be based on the candidate's qualifications and experience.


Dedication to quality patient service is critical.  The ability to be flexible with working hours is required.  ASCP Certification, prior pharmaceutical production experience, or hematology research experience preferred.  Candidate must pass both the UC and the CCHMC background checks to be eligible for this position.

Essential Functions

  • Perform processing and cryopreservation of hematopoietic progenitor cell collections for bone marrow transplant patients.
  • Perform routine cell processing operations and innovative cell selection techniques for the production of novel cellular therapy products for clinical trial use.
  • Participate in laboratory operations that support clinical cell processing; maintaining supply inventories, perform equipment validations and quality control test procedures.
  • Write Standard Operating Procedures, (SOPs), generate reports, etc. 
  • Comply with cGTP and cGMP regulatory requirements.
  • Perform moderate complexity mathematical calculations.
  • Report test results to healthcare professionals and respond to questions appropriately.
  • Communicate effectively with clinical site personnel and other internal and external customers.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.


Required Education

Bachelor's degree in a Life Science or an Associate's degree in Life Science and three (3) years of work experience in a laboratory setting. 

Required Experience

  • Understanding of the fundamental concepts of laboratory practices (for ex: sterile technique, universal precautions).
  • Possess essential computer skills, such as Word, Excel and Outlook.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Hearing, listening - Continuously
  • Sitting - Continuously
  • Standing - Continuously
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Continuously
  • Walking - Continuously
  • Bending - Often
  • Pulling, pushing - Often
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Often
  • Crouching - Seldom
  • Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
  • Stooping - Seldom
  • Reaching overhead - Seldom


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 77257 


Cell Therapy Technologist 1

Date:  Dec 30, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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