Human Islet Isolation Associate

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

ID: 7236611 (Ref.No. 10025766)
Posted: April 16, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Thank you for your interest. Please note, the purpose of this posting is to recruit for on-going and future positions.

For consideration, please email your resume to Dr. Meirigeng Qiat [email protected]

Pay Rate: $32.00-$48.81 per hour

Join the forefront of groundbreaking research at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. Our dedicated and compassionate faculty and staff are driven by a common mission: Contribute to innovative approaches in predicting, preventing, and curing diseases, shaping the future of medicine through cutting-edge research.

Responsible for manufacturing and isolating of human islets from pancreas donors under limited supervision for transplant and research purposes. Participate in the efforts to achieve compliance with all Federal (FDA) and State accrediting agency requirements in the manufacturing and testing of isolated human islets in the Cellular Therapeutic Production Center (CTPC). Perform manufacturing activities and development tasks as directed by supervisor. Provide qualification and validation support for manufacturing processes and quality assurance procedures that are essential to the cGMP production of biomedical products. Cooperate with Quality Assurance group (QA) and Quality Systems (QS) to ensure the quality of product and cGMP compliance. Required to be on-call and respond to emergency calls.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Be on arranged rotating schedule involving 24/7 on call time (including holidays and weekends). Must respond to emergency calls at all times.
  • Maintain constant communication and coordination with Supervisor, Manufacturing Team and Organ Acceptance Team prior to each potential islet isolation.
  • Conduct islet manufacturing (both transplant and research) and related research development under cGMP guidelines. These tasks include but not limited to: real-time documentation, islet culture, islet sampling, islet assessment, tissue harvest and achieve, assist in developing SOPs, and attend meeting and conference for continuous education.
  • Set up of the equipment/devices in cGMP facility and prepare media prior to pancreas arrival. Responsible for performing routine inventory and re-stocking.
  • Other additional tasks include: organization of the cGMP facility, reagent preparation and aliquoting, and, preparing and autoclaving tubing sets per SOP.

Your qualifications should include:

  • BS degree in biological science or related field.
  • Experience may substitute for minimum education requirements.

Preferred qualifications:

  • B.S. or M.S. in biological science or related field.
  • Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical industry experience.

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please click here.

To learn more about our Comprehensive Benefits, pleaseCLICK HERE.

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.