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The Quality Control laboratory performs in-process and release testing in support of Human Gene Therapy Phase I/II clinical research studies. We are looking for a dynamic, skilled, and detail-oriented candidate to join our team. The position will be the subject matter expert for flow cytometry testing activities in our GMP laboratory environment. The position will also be required to perform testing as needed. Cross training in other cell-based potency and microbial assays may eventually be required.
Provide technical support and troubleshooting with flow-based characterization and potency assays
Develop and/or transfer of analytical methods from internal/external partners
Design or assist in the design of multi-color flow cytometry panels
Serve as the flow cytometry QC representative in cross-functional teams
Train and mentor other flow cytometry QC analysts
Perform in-process, lot release, and stability cGMP testing of raw materials and human gene therapy products
Perform data review
Write SOPs and test methods
Perform deviation and out of specification (OOS) investigations
Maintain laboratory cell lines
Perform general activities in accordance to SOPs and laboratory quality systems
Bachelors or masters degree in a life sciences field with 5+ years (3+ years MS), preferably with a background in biologics and/or cellular therapeutics
Extensive hands-on experience in the performance of flow cytometry methods to characterize cells using analyzers such as Miltenyi MACSQuant, BD FACSCanto/LSR, Guava easyCyte, etc.
Familiarity with data analysis software packages such as FlowJo, Miltenyi MACSQuantify, BD FACSDiva, etc.
Strong communication and writing skills with demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic team environment
Knowledge of aseptic and cell culture techniques
Experience with typical GMP Quality Systems (ex. Document Control, Deviations, CAPA, Change Control, etc.)
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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