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This position is responsible for Quality Control (QC) cGMP testing activities in support of Human Gene Therapy Phase I/II clinical research studies.
This position will primarily focus on performing transfer, qualification, and validation of analytical test methods using FDA and ICH guidelines. In addition, the position will perform routine cell-based characterization and potency assays, as well as microbial assays utilizing flow cytometry, ELISA, microscopy, and qPCR techniques. Cross-training on multiple assays will be required for this position as well as in laboratory quality systems.
Lead and participate in analytical method transfer/qualification/validation activities
Perform cGMP in-process, lot release and stability testing of raw materials and human gene therapy products
Review assays performed by peers
Perform deviation and out of specification (OOS) investigations
Maintain laboratory cell lines
Write SOPs and test methods
Perform general laboratory activities in accordance to SOPs and laboraotry quality systems
Bachelors degree in a life sciences field
Analytic Dev/QC Associate III- Minimum of 5 years of related experience or 2+ years post Master's degree
Analytic Dev/QC Associate IV- Minimum of 6 years of related experience or 3+ years post Master's degree
Knowledge of regulatory guidance documents/information for Analytical Procedures and Method Validation
Knowledge of cGMP requirements for Phase I/II clinical trials
Familiarity with Chemistry. Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) information for Investigational New Drug Applications
Experience with microtiter plate cell-based assays
Familiarity with flow cytometry, ELISA, qPCR and HPLC techniques
Knowledge of aseptic and cell culture techniques
Good written and oral communication. Good presentation skills
Detail oriented, organized, proactive and self-motivated
Possess strong communication and teamwork skills
Ability to analyze data, assess/evaluate trends and make recommendations for improvement
Experience with typical Quality Systems (ex. Document Control, Deviations, CAPA, Change Control, etc.)
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.