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The Department of Medicine is the largest department within the UCSD School of Medicine and is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The department employs approximately 500 salaried faculty, 168 academic appointees, 331 residents, fellow and postdocs and 479 staff personnel.The Advanced Cell Therapy lab is a state of the art cGMP manufacturing facility whose highly skilled team will support UC and local investigators transition novel therapies through the IND and Phase I/II clinical trials.
The Quality Control Associate will focus on QC activities supporting the manufacturing of cell therapy products. This includes release and stability testing of cell therapy products, maintaining the QC laboratory and instruments, authoring and revising standard operating procedures (SOPs) & certificates of analysis, and managing off-site testing of QC samples.Works on research data reporting assignments that are of moderate diversity in scope. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Bachelor's Degree in related area (scientific discipline); and/or equivalent experience/training.
A minimum of two (2+) or more years of quality control experience.
Working knowledge of research function. Experience in test methods used to test cell therapy products or similar characterization assays.
Strong skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing.
Working skills in analysis and consultation. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to quickly analyze problems.
Demonstrated experience using basic laboratory equipment; knowledge of safe laboratory procedures.
Advance working skills in statistical analysis, systems programming, database design and data security measures.
Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize tasks and to work under the pressure of multiple demands.
Willingness to adhere to established UCSD guidelines for safety and environmental issues.
Familiarity with the Miltenyi CliniMACs or similar flow cytometry devices, QPCR instruments, and absorbance readers.
Hands-on experience in a pharmaceutical, biotech, drug manufacturing, or academic environment is required, with knowledge of clean room practices being essential.
Strong skills using FlowLogic, MACSQuantify, FACS DIVA, or similar, as well as MS Word and Excel.
Working knowledge of laboratory Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), and International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) Regulations.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Willingness to work in Biosafety Level II environment where biological (including infectious agents and blood borne pathogens) hazards are present.
Willingness to work with embryonic stem cells, work with viruses that are infectious to humans, including adeno-associated viruses, Sendai viruses, and lentiviral vectors which are derived from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.