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University of Utah Cell Therapy Tech I, PS in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 02/23/2021

Requisition Number PRN25370B

Job Title PS Cell Therapy Tech I

Working Title Cell Therapy Tech I, PS

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01601 - Cell Therapy/Regenerative Med

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 18.89 to 30.93/hour DOQ

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position is responsible for supporting the clinical Bone Marrow Transplantation Program; for collection, processing, storing and the infusion of peripheral stem cell or bone marrow products used for hematopoietic rescue or bone marrow transplant.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at the work site if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.


1.Performs HPC (Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell) – Apheresis, Bone Marrow, Cord Blood Product processing, receipt, release and return (per SOP ).

2. Performs analysis of HCT /P (Human Cellular and Tissue based products) for stem and progenitor cell content – Flow Cytometry.

3. Performs apheresis procedures specific to the use of COBE spectra with MNC kit. Assists with the collection of bone marrow in the operating room and operates standard lab equipment required for the processing and characterization of HCT /Ps.

4. Performs in vitro culture assays under cGMP conditions and demonstrates use of aseptic technique to perform in vitro cell culture and ex vivo expansion of tissue isolates.

5. Infuses HPC Products – Professional interaction with clinical staff and patient population.

6. Documents patient information, donor eligibility, chart preparation and review in an accurate and timely manner. Coordinates physician communication as needed to ensure accurate processing directives.

7. Performs quality control procedures for both the equipment and laboratory. Successfully participates in laboratory proficiency program.

8. Reviews collection, processing and general Standard Operating Procedures including authorship assignments, review and acknowledgements in database.

9. Performs validation procedures with regard to establishment, optimization and change of SOP and use of equipment and reagents.

Responsible for reproducibility and accuracy of data and analyses. Assists in the collation of data and report preparation.

10. Manages project timelines, budgets, scope and labor.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Seldom: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a biological science or equivalency.

Two years experience in lab, research, or related environment. Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire. Two years lab experience in bone marrow processing and stem cell collection with exposure to blood banking, hematology, cell culture and apheresis.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.


Medical Technologist with ASCP or NCA certification preferred. Master’s degree in a biological science preferred.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.