University of Utah Job Description
This position is responsible for performing complex laboratory techniques in support of the Bone Marrow Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine Programs; for collection, processing, storing and the infusion of peripheral stem cell or bone marrow products used for hematopoietic rescue or bone marrow transplant. This position will support the Regenerative Medicine Program in design, execution, analyses, interpretation, and presentation of experiment results.
Bachelor’s degree in a biological science or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience). Six years experience in laboratory, research or related environment. Medical Technologist with ASCP or NCA certification preferred. Master’s or Ph.D. degree in a biological science or related field preferred. Two years lab experience in bone marrow processing and stem cell collection with exposure to blood banking, hematology, cell culture and apheresis preferred.
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated vaccination requirements, or be approved for an exemption, prior to the first day of work. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
1. Performs all essential functions of a Cell Therapy Technologist I & II
2. Presents data, prepares reports and communicates with customers and collaborators
3. Demonstrates use of aseptic technique to perform in vitro cell culture and ex vivo expansion of tissue isolates
4. Acts as an independent investigator with a high degree of accuracy when designing and conducting experiments
5. Generates work plans for self and for staff when applicable
6. Performs detailed observations. Is responsible for reproducibility and accuracy of data and analysis. Independently interprets results and takes actions suggested by data analyses and interpretation
7. Troubleshoots all aspects of experiments using a variety of resources
8. Demonstrates technical expertise in multiple scientific facets of the field
9. Trains others and provides guidance and direction to and may supervise junior personnel
10. Proactively develops skills and careers of staff and coworkers when applicable. Models, teaches and coaches others in professionalism and maturity in alignment with behavioral standards.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities required of this position include:
Demonstrated familiarity with cryopreservation, microbiology, sterile technique and safe handling of potentially infectious human blood/tissues. Demonstrated human relations, effective communications skills and strong written skills. Ability to review scientific journals, abstracts, and other literature for information concerning experimental procedures for process improvement of current and future projects. Demonstrated working knowledge of relevant scientific principles. Demonstrated familiarity with computer programs (Excel, Word, Sigma Plat, and data transfer programs).
Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Seldom: Infectious disease, oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids).
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting, bending, reaching, lifting.
The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
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