CELL CULTURE RESEARCH TECHNICIAN

Phoenix, Arizona

About Immunovative Clinical Research

Immunovative Clinical Research, Inc. located in Phoenix, Arizona is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Israel-based Immunovative Therapies, Ltd (ITL).  ITL is an international biopharmaceutical company specializing in immunotherapy of cancer and infectious disease.  ITL conducts clinical trials in Phoenix in collaboration with Banner MD Anderson Medical Center and in Bangkok, Thailand in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and the Center of Excellence for Cancer Treatment and Immunotherapy Research at Sukumvit Hospital. ICRI is a Clinical Research Organization that supports the world-wide clinical trials sponsored by ITL. 

ICRI provides ITL with clinical support services for the coding, grading and analysis of reported adverse events from on-going clinical trials, obtains blood and tissue samples from patient volunteers and provides services for the purification, storage and shipping of the samples for immunomonitoring analysis and provides donor blood collection and processing services under Good Manufacturing Practices.

About the Position

This is a full-time laboratory and administrative position that combines aseptic processing of clinical blood samples and the coding and analysis of clinical lab data.  Candidate will purify buffy coat from units of whole blood collected on-site from donors. The whole blood processing is conducted under GMP and in accordance with 21 CFR 1271 tissue guidelines using a glove box. In addition, PBMC will be isolated from patient whole blood samples and cryogenically preserved. Plasma samples from patient blood samples will also be aseptically isolated and stored at -80 deg C.  Administrative duties include the collection, coding and reporting of clinical lab values from clinical trial patients. 

Qualifications 

Primary responsibility for all aspects of human cell culture and blood processing, including media and buffer preparation, purification of buffy coat from whole blood, propagation, and cryopreservation of primary human cells from normal donor and/or patient sources as well as adherence to quality control schedules for ensuring consistency of cell culture materials. • Analysis of laboratory data from clinical trial patients, including preparing graphs depicting normal ranges and deviations from range, coding of severity of out-of-range values in collaboration with Clinical Operations team. Preparation of cells to meet the demands of multiple concurrent projects that will require flexible work hours working in concert with project scientists. • Performance of basic laboratory protocol studies, including basic calculations and data analysis. • Accurate and reliable record keeping including database management, batch records, notebooks, and all pertinent documentation. • Sterile preparation of laboratory glassware, tools, and reagents. • Performance of general laboratory tasks, including maintenance of equipment. • Follow Standard Operating Procedures and adhere to all safety and company policies.

Laboratory Experience: • Demonstrated and proficient skills in standard mammalian cell culture procedures and associated aseptic techniques in addition to maintenance of tissue culture facilities. • Experience using basic laboratory equipment and carrying our routine laboratory tasks; knowledge of safe laboratory procedures.  

Required Qualifications: • Associate’s degree or BS in Biology, Biotechnology or other relevant area of scientific training with 2‐3 years relevant work experience consistent with the anticipated responsibilities detailed above, preferably in an industrial setting. • The ability to multitask and think critically and creatively and willingness to learn. • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with others in a dynamic and highly collaborative environment. Strong preference given to those candidates with a demonstrated ability to work independently. • Excellent organizational skills. • Excellent verbal/written communication skills. • Applicant must be willing and able to work reliably on a flexible work schedule, Monday – Friday and some weekends, to meet the demands of the clinical research group. • Authorized to work in US.

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