University of Pennsylvania RESOURCE TECHNOLOGIST A in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-29419


School Name Perelman School of Medicine

Org PA-Pathology Bioresource

Posted to the Web 07/26/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 024

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 8-5pm

Months 12

Position Length Contingent Upon Funding

Position End Date

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.


This position will support cellular manufacturing activities for cell and gene therapy clinical trials to treat patients with cancer and HIV supported by the Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility (CVPF) and Center for Advanced Cellular Therapies (CACT) at the University of Pennsylvania. Exceptional organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and demonstrated expertise in tissue culture are required. Previous demonstrated experience working with clinical trials, and in particular, cellular manufacturing is preferred. Working knowledge of HIPAA requirements and cGMP practices is desired. Knowledge of medical terminology and intellectual capacity to use judgment and critical thinking skills to ensure that the data are accurate, logical, and consistent with institutional and regulatory reporting requirements are required. Efficient time management and ability to multi-task to complete activities for several different clinical trial studies at a given time are essential. Routine interaction with manufacturing technicians, quality control scientists, quality assurance personnel, and support staff is necessary. This position is an Essential University employee and is required to report to work in times of inclement weather and University closure. This position reports to the Manufacturing Lead with primary responsibilities that include: Formulation of media and reagents required for the clinical scale processing of cells in support of cell and gene therapy clinical trials at the University of Pennsylvania and collaborating institutions using sterile technique and universal precautions. Assistance to the Formulation Technologist lead in preparing serum, media and reagent aliquots and maintaining minimum inventory of media and reagent stock. Additional responsibilities include preparation of processing kits for cell manufacturing, receipt of incoming apheresis products and release of cellular products for infusion. In addition, this position may also be responsible for formulating cellular products to support clinical trials as part of service center activities. This position will also assist in logging clinical samples in an inventory database and preparing clinical growth curves for manufactured cellular therapy products. Additional responsibilities may apply


Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related science required and 0-1 year of experience in clinical grade media and reagent formulation or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience with tissue culture and stringent aseptic technique is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Sound knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) preferred. Excellent organizational record keeping skills are necessary. Position is contingent upon funding. Flexibility to work weekends is required. It is possible that this position may include a 4-day 10-hour work week including one weekend day.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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